Barrier Companies sells to private equity firm



National fire and life safety compliance provider Barrier Companies has been acquired by New York firm Lincolnshire Management, Inc. Headquartered in Lenexa, Barrier’s current owners will continue to run operations and retain equity stake in operations. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Locally headquartered – and nationally operating – Barrier Companies has been acquired by New York City-based private equity firm, Lincolnshire Management, Inc.

Founded in 2008, Barrier Companies is composed of Barrier Technologies and Barrier Compliance Services, and is a leading fire and life safety and containment services provider.

The management team of Barrier, led by current owners, Kirk Kaiser, Jaye Sieland and Michael Haverty, will continue to run the company and retain a significant equity stake in the business. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Barrier has grown nationally and includes operations in Denver, Dallas, Omaha, Des Moines, and Kansas City, and will continue to explore new, strategic markets for operation.

“The specialist compliance services market is large and fragmented, particularly in the healthcare space, and we are seeing increased growth opportunities to capitalize on as hospitals are seeking more sophisticated vendors to meet their critical fire and life safety needs,” Kirk Kaiser with Barrier Companies said.

“Partnering with Lincolnshire will allow us to grow our network and enhance our critical service offerings with a dedicated focus on meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers,” Barrier Technologies Partner, Mike Haverty, said.

Lincolnshire Management Inc. was founded in 1986 and is focused on investing in and acquiring growing middle market companies across an array of specific industries.