Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Leicester-based Air Projects to Witham-based EA-RS.
Air Projects is a specialist ventilation engineer working on healthcare and commercial projects from basic extraction systems to hospital theatres and laboratories. Air Projects also provides expert advice on an array of services in ventilation, fume extraction, fire damper testing and healthcare compliance.
EA-RS is a provider of intelligent, sustainable, and compliant fire and security systems in the UK. The company installs and maintains a broad range of systems covering critical infrastructures such as data centres and healthcare facilities and serves several other markets such as commercial property, education and social housing.
EA-RS has been backed by Rockpool Investments since 2021, and Air Projects is the seventh company EA-RS Group have acquired since last year.
This acquisition supports the group’s strategy to further broaden its geographic reach and to present new opportunities throughout the UK. Additionally, the transaction will expand both organisations range of services to their respective client bases, including fire damper testing for EA-RS' clients, facilitating growth and enabling synergies between all businesses within the group.
Shaun Sutton, managing director of Air Projects, said this about working with Benchmark International: “Many thanks to James, Charlotte and Roger for their expert advice and professional approach to the whole acquisition process for us. From initial marketing through the negotiations and final due diligence stages, James and Roger have remained flexible, knowledgeable and most of all calm and collected in their manner, which has made the whole process less stressful than it could have been.”
Alan Wheal, CEO of EA-RS, said: “When Shaun and his family business, Air Projects, was introduced to us, we were looking for a fire damper specialist, but we found much more. Air Projects' passion for excellence in delivering healthcare and operating theatre clean air systems, alongside many critical infrastructure clients, gives us a firm foundation to build off their long-term client relationships. We will be offering Air Projects services across the EA-RS Group client base, including fully certified damper control and AOV installation and maintenance services through our passive fire protection division. We are delighted to have Air Projects join the group”.
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