Private equity firm The Riverside Co. is leveraging CertaSite into a fire and life safety platform.

To date, the CertaSite family includes County Fire Protection, Company One, Approved Protection Systems, Field’s Fire Protection and Spears Fire and Safety Services.

With more than 30 years of experience in the fire and life safety industry, CertaSite CEO Jeff Wyatt most recently served as President of Koorsen Fire & Security, one of the largest privately-owned life safety companies in the industry.

“The market for fire protection businesses is stronger than ever, and it’s a great time for founders to sell,” said Riverside Partner Alan Peyrat. “We are specifically looking for full-service fire protection companies, specializing in the sales, service, inspection and design of fire and life safety equipment including extinguishers, sprinklers, alarm systems and suppression systems.”

Working with Managing Partner Loren Schlachet and Peyrat on the deal were Operating Partner Ervin Cash, Principal John McKernan and Assistant Vice President Kenneth Johnson. Principal of Origination Cheryl Strom sourced the deal for Riverside.