Press Release
Posted November 5 2020
RA Capital Represented A&D Fire Sprinkler, Inc. in its Sale to The Hiller Companies

RA Capital represented A&D Fire Sprinklers, Inc. (A&D or the Company) as its exclusive financial advisor in its November 2020 sale to The Hiller Companies (Hiller)

Successful, Founder-led Business: A&D installs and services fire suppression systems throughout the Western United States. The Company has trained and retained one of the most experienced workforces in fire protection. Founder-led and self-funded since its inception in 1988, A&D has amassed an impressive portfolio of completed projects in mixed-use residential, commercial, and government buildings.

Deal Execution and Structuring: A&D’s owners had long ceded day-to-day operations of the business to the management team, the members of which all rose through the ranks of the business. RA Capital was engaged with the dual objective of providing a favorable exit for the owners while helping to position the management team to achieve their strategic goals. Despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, RA Capital led a targeted process that resulted in Hiller’s acquisition of A&D.

Mutually Beneficial Result: Based in Mobile, Alabama, The Hiller Companies has expanded its presence in the West through targeted acquisitions of industry-leading companies with experienced managers, staff, and technicians. The transaction provides A&D with a strong partner to help usher in the next phase of growth.

About A&D Fire Sprinklers, Inc.
A&D Fire Sprinklers, Inc. is a leading provider of design, installation, maintenance, and inspection services for fire protection systems in residential and commercial buildings. The Company was founded in 1988 to combine expertise in cutting-edge fire protection technologies with core values of honesty, integrity, and dependability. A&D operates across four offices throughout the Western United States – San Diego, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Spokane.

About The Hiller Companies
The Hiller Companies specializes in fire detection and suppression systems for commercial and industrial, marine and offshore, and U.S. government and military. Hiller offers a combination of one hundred years of mechanical and electrical engineering experience and the latest fire safety technology to create top performance products and services. The services it offers include protection for life safety through the extensive design, engineering, installation, service and maintenance of fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, fire extinguishing systems, fire alarm systems, security systems, and more. Hiller is a subsidiary of Pon North America, Inc.