Livingstone has advised Diversified Fall Protection, a portfolio company of North Branch Capital, LLC (“North Branch”), on its recent acquisition of Peak Fall Protection, Inc. (“Peak,” or together with DFP, the “Company”). The transaction creates one of the largest fall protection companies in North America.
Based in Apex, North Carolina, Peak is a turnkey provider of engineered fall protection systems and related services.
Peak is DFP’s first add-on acquisition, completed just five months after DFP’s recapitalization with North Branch Capital in May 2019. The transaction provides further scale to DFP and is the first step in creating a leading national player in the fall protection market. Accordingly, Peak’s three locations in North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee complement DFP’s existing location in Westlake, Ohio and meaningfully reinforce DFP’s geographic presence in the important, growing Southeast U.S. market.
The acquisition of Peak is Livingstone’s 56th transaction completed this year, following the sale of Royal Truck Body to Spartan Motors, and the divestiture of Rescar Company’s plant assets and operations to Eagle Railcar Services. The transaction further solidifies Livingstone as the advisor of choice for family-owned businesses.