Sciens Is Acquired by Carlyle

Technology & Services

Sciens, a portfolio company of Huron Capital, acquisition by Carlyle


Sciens Building Solutions (“Sciens” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Huron Capital, has been acquired by Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG). Sciens’ senior management team, as well as current owner Huron Capital, will retain minority equity stakes in the business. Terms of the private transaction have not been disclosed.

Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Sciens Building Solutions on this transaction.


Sciens Building Solutions is a company focused on the fire detection and security services sector. This includes the design, installation, and provision of maintenance services for fire detection and clean agent fire suppression systems in a variety of commercial, institutional, and government facilities. The Company’s daily mission is simple: save lives and protect property. Sciens is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Founded in Detroit in 1999, Huron Capital is an operationally focused private equity platform with a long history of growing lower middle-market companies through their proprietary ExecFactor® buy-and-build investment model. Huron Capital prefers complex situations where they can help companies reach their full potential by combining their operational approach, substantial capital base, and transaction experience with seasoned operating executives. An early pioneer of the buy-and-build approach, Huron Capital has successfully established six private equity funds aggregating nearly $2.0 billion in committed capital and invested in over 220 companies, and their portfolio companies have employed over 11,000 people throughout North America.

Carlyle is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Global Investment Solutions. With $293 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2021, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs more than 1,800 people in 26 offices across five continents
Technology & Services

Sciens, a portfolio company of Huron Capital, acquisition by Carlyle

December 2021
Sciens Building Solutions
M&A - Sellside
Technology & Services
Facility, Industrial, Residential & Environmental Services
Target Geography
North America
Acquiror Geography
North America