Press Release

Kirkland Counsels Knox Lane on Guardian Fire Protection Services Acquisition

Kirkland & Ellis advised growth-oriented investment firm Knox Lane on the acquisition of a majority stake in fire and life safety services provider Guardian Fire Protection Services. The transaction was announced January 18, 2023. Guardian’s existing shareholders, including CEO Scott Agge and the current leadership team, are reinvesting alongside Knox Lane and will own a significant minority stake in the company. The partnership with Knox Lane will support Guardian’s next phase of growth through investing in business development and digital marketing, driving operational efficiencies, and broadening the company’s geographic presence, in part through strategic acquisitions.

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The Kirkland team included corporate partners Evan Roberts, Guirgis Nasief and Hamed Meshki and associates Tammy Adereti and Patrick Nolan; debt finance partners Katie Taylor and David Nemecek and associates Tina He and Aubrey Pardue; and tax partner Anne Kim and associate Allison Bray.