EA-RS Group, a provider of intelligent, sustainable, compliant fire and security systems and services, today announces that Bonnell’s Electrical Contractors Limited (Bonnell’s), a leading business offering high quality electrical and fire safety solutions, has joined the Group.
Bonnell’s is the twelfth company EA-RS Group has acquired since February 2021, following the successful acquisitions of CCSS Fire & Security, AST London, UK Fire & Security Doors, Crane Communications, Firesec Compliance, Air Projects, Essex Fire Sprinklers, Vulcan Fire, APW Fire, Positive Control, and Surefire Services.
Established in 1979, Bonnell’s have grown to become a leading innovator in the electrical and fire safety services industry. The team at Bonnell’s have developed and maintained their longstanding and strong client relationships by providing exceptional service delivery, from the design, installation, maintenance and testing of fire alarm systems; fire extinguishers; and dry risers. Their customers are well supported by a multiskilled engineer base of seven electricians and three apprentices that are able to maintain various types of fire, smoke control and electric systems. This strong client base is a credit to their leading reputation and exceptional service offering.
Bonnell’s will be a fantastic asset to EA-RS Group, and we warmly welcome the team at Bonnell’s to the EA-RS family. This new addition into the group provides many new and exciting opportunities for both Bonnell’s and the group’s existing clients, supporting our endeavors to expand our social housing and local authority service delivery across the UK. This acquisition accelerates our strength as a Group and pushes us towards achieving a One Solution Offering across the whole of the UK and Ireland.
Guy Ellis, Partner at Rockpool said, “Rockpool welcomes Bonnell’s into EA-RS Group. The team at Bonnell’s will provide great opportunities for EA-RS to build on their service offering, and compliments the growing presence the business has in London and surrounding areas. This is the twelfth acquisition that EA-RS Group have completed since our investment in 2021, demonstrating the management teams’ continued commitment to consolidating the UK fire and security market.”
Alan Wheal, CEO of EA-RS Group said, “The addition of Bonnell’s into EA-RS Group presents a range of new and exciting opportunities, and we warmly welcome the team into the group. Bonnell’s will be a great asset, and this acquisition further contributes to our growth strategy through cross selling synergies and specialist service delivery, particularly with our social housing work. Welcome to the tEAm!”
Chris Taylor, Director of Bonnell’s said, “This next phase of growth as part of EA-RS Group presents many positive and exciting opportunities for Bonnell’s. We eagerly look forward to learning more about the other group businesses and what they can offer our customers, as well as how we can support the group’s existing clients in this exciting next stage for Bonnell’s.”
In 2021, EA-RS Group was backed by Rockpool Investments and RCL Partners, with both investors providing capital to deploy into the Group’s buy and build strategy to consolidate the UK fire and security market. EA-RS Group greatly appreciate the support and hard work of the teams who assisted with this deal.
Financial due diligence provided by William Abell and Cameron Hogg of Gerald Edelman, legal support and due diligence provided by Mark Heppell, Daniel Gianferrari and Monika Terefenko of JMW. Insurance due diligence provided by Daniel White of Consort Insurance. Sell side advisory led by Gary Baxter of Lightbox Consulting, with Samantha Wright of Brindley Twist Taff & James LLP appointed to support the sell-side on legals.