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EA-RS Fire Group announces the acquisition of Birmingham-based CCSS

Rockpool completed its investment into EA-RS Fire Group in January 2021 and has now completed the first bolt-on for the buy and build strategy led by the management team.

CCSS is a provider of fire and security services headquartered in Birmingham, working with some of the UK’s leading housing associations. The acquisition of CCSS will provide the group with a centre of excellence for housing associations that are all under pressure to meet the demand for housing, ensure the highest standards for fire and security are delivered and the increasing regulatory requirements are met.

Guy Ellis, Investment Director at Rockpool, said, “The acquisition of CCSS represents an important step in the journey for EA-RS, significantly increasing the Group’s geographical footprint within the Midlands and demonstrating the appetite from management to deliver on an ambitious buy and build strategy.”

Alan Wheal, CEO of EA-RS, said, “We are excited to have found CCSS Fire and Security in our pursuit for Excellence of Fire Safety and security in the Social housing and residential sectors. Our existing EA-RS team and technologies will overlay seamlessly with the fantastic reputation that CCSS already have with some of the UK’s largest social housing landlords. Our foundation to support UK wide housing providers is now a reality.

“We welcome Sarah Kerr, who has built CCSS into the market leading Fire and Security provider to housing in the Midlands, and will continue to work with her to grow the CCSS brand within the EA-RS Fire Group family.”

Sarah Kerr, Managing Director, CCSS, said, “On behalf of the Team at CCSS we are all extremely excited about the acquisition and thrilled to have been chosen to join the EA-RS Group in their future growth strategy. The ultimate combined aim being to work with our customers to deliver compliant systems to the highest standards, and integrate our service delivery strategies for planned and sustainable growth.

“With the support and investment from EA-RS and Rockpool, CCSS will continue to build on the relationships and reputation that it has achieved thus far, I am personally looking forward to a positive and bright future together.”

EA-RS Fire Group was advised by Mills & Reeve LLP, HMT LLP, Rathbone Results and Beyond the Deal.

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