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Cross-Fire and Security Acquires US Fire Alarm and Life Safety Solutions Provider NISCO
Monday 06 December 2021

US-based life safety company Cross-Fire and Security Co., Inc has acquired NISCO, Inc. which is comprised of Northeast Integrated Systems and Northeast Fire Systems, Inc, a provider of fire alarm and life safety solutions across the Northeastern United States, the company said.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

NISCO marks the second add-on acquisition completed by Cross-Fire, a fire and life safety services platform established by US private equity firm AE Industrial Partners.

Cross-Fire announced the addition of Alarm and Suppression, Inc. on November 30, 2021, and is actively seeking additional acquisitions to expand its capabilities and geographic footprint.

Founded in 1982 by James Yantosca, Sr. and Sheryl Yantosca, NISCO has grown to become a leader in critical fire alarm and life safety solutions for commercial customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, serving the education, commercial, office, healthcare and pharmaceutical end markets.

Through Northeast Integrated Systems, the company provides project management and on-site support services to engineers, contractors, and end-user project managers.

Among the services provided by Northeast Fire Systems are fire alarm detection system installation, testing, maintenance and upgrades; sprinkler system testing and maintenance; life safety testing, integration and consulting; and central station monitoring services.

With offices in Malden and Worcester, Massahcusetts, NISCO is a Premier authorized engineered systems distributor of Honeywell's Notifier products and was previously named a Notifier US Distributor of the Year.

NISCO will continue to be led by its president James Yantosca, Jr.
Cross-Fire has partnered with key industry executives on this platform investment, including Kelly Romano, chair of the board, and Ed Cettina, Board Member.

Romano, an AEI Operating Partner, has deep sector experience in fire and security and commercial building industries, including over 30 years in executive roles at United Technologies Corp.

Cettina most recently was the Global COO of the Construction Management business of AECOM, and previously worked for 24 years in senior roles at Tishman Construction.

Founded in 1982 and based in Malden and Worcester, Massachusetts, NISCO is in critical fire alarm and life safety solutions for commercial customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, serving the education, commercial office, healthcare and pharmaceutical end markets.

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, Cross-Fire and Security Co. is a full-service life safety company specializing in the design, engineering, installation, maintenance, monitoring and servicing of fire and life safety systems.

AE Industrial Partners is a private equity firm specializing in Aerospace, Defense and government Services, Space, Power and Utility Services, and Specialty Industrial markets.
Date Published: 06/12/2021