American Safety Council Is Acquired by Ridgemont Equity Partners

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American Safety Council, a portfolio company of FCP, acquisition by REP


American Safety Holding Corporation, dba American Safety Council (“American Safety Council” or “ASC”), a portfolio company of Falfurrias Capital Partners (“FCP”), was recently acquired by Ridgemont Equity Partners (“REP”). Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to American Safety Council on this transaction.


American Safety Council is a national leader in delivering online training solutions to individuals and businesses, providing mission critical training to more than 2 million customers a year in the areas of driver safety, workplace safety, professional services and continuing education. American Safety Council collaborates with federal and state agencies, higher learning institutions, trade associations and iconic industry brands to deliver content and online courses that ensure safer environments and compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and standards. American Safety Council is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.

Falfurrias Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm founded in 2006 by Hugh McColl Jr., former chairman and CEO of Bank of America;?Marc Oken, former CFO of Bank of America;?and?Managing Partner?Ed McMahan. FCP has raised approximately $1.0 billion across four funds and invests in growing, middle market businesses in sectors where the firm’s operational resources, relationships, and sector expertise can be employed to complement portfolio company executive teams in support of growth objectives. Falfurrias Capital Partners employs a proprietary, research-based process called “Industry First” to identify markets with durable growth trends, construct a thesis based on research findings, and partner with management teams and companies to create strategic value. FCP is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ridgemont Equity Partners is a middle market buyout and growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested approximately $4.4 billion. REP focuses on equity investments up to $250 million in industries in which it has deep expertise, including business and industrial services, energy, healthcare, and technology and telecommunications. REP is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Technology & Services

American Safety Council, a portfolio company of FCP, acquisition by REP

June 2020
American Safety Council
M&A - Sellside
Technology & Services
Knowledge Solutions
Target Geography
North America
Acquiror Geography
North America