The Fire and Security sector comprises a myriad of subsectors and continues to grow rapidly, driven by major advances in technology and increasing health and safety regulations.


From fire protection services, to integrated security solutions, Fire and Security as an industry is continually advancing, and M&A activity within the sector has gained steady momentum in recent years.

Demand drivers, such as a greater need for compliance in a range of commercial settings, combined with the revenue resilience of the sector make for an attractive investor market, and as a result deal value and volume continues to thrive.

Building owners and operators are required, by law, to prioritise occupants’ protection and therefore need to ensure that their fire and security systems are thorough and fit for purpose, which often involves a range of monitoring, alarm and suppression systems working together to offer a comprehensive level of protection.

Technological developments with the sector have also improved the functionality and convergence of fire and security systems, meaning that compliance is simplified, and reliability and performance is improved.

How we can help

A highly fragmented sector, the Fire and Security sector continues to demonstrate significant growth, which in turn means the market offers many opportunities for consolidation and expansion.

Here at PKF Smith Cooper, our specialist Corporate Finance division help private equity investors, management teams, SMEs, corporates, and entrepreneurs operating within the Fire and Security sector to realise their business ambitions.

Our highly experienced, partner-led advisory team specialise in comprehensive, high-intensity project management of deals in the sector, and with an extensive network of contacts, we are well-placed to assist clients at any stage of the business life cycle.

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Key experts

Harnil Motivaras

Corporate Finance Senior Executive

Nottingham

James Ward

Corporate Finance Director

Nottingham