Kirkland & Ellis LLP counseled Jensen Hughes, the global market leader in the fire protection engineering, fire code consulting and related life safety services industry, with respect to its acquisition of Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corporation (Aon FPE). Formerly known as Schirmer Engineering, Aon FPE is one of the leading global providers of fire protection engineering, fire code consulting and security services to commercial, industrial and government facilities through 15 office locations in North America and a significant presence in the Middle East. Jensen Hughes is majority-owned by Gryphon Investors, a middle market private equity firm based in San Francisco, which purchased the company in partnership with management in December 2015. Terms of this transaction were not disclosed. The full release is available here.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partner Noah Boyens and associates Navneeta Rekhi and Jeff Ho.