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White Fire Extinguisher Inc. has been acquired by Cintas

White Fire Extinguisher Inc


Mar 2015



Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately-held, middle-market businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, White Fire Extinguisher Inc. (WFE), headquartered in Mercer, Pennsylvania, by Cintas Corporation No. 2 (dba Cintas Fire Protection – aka, Cintas), headquartered in Mason, Ohio. The acquisition closed on March 31, 2015.

Since 1954, WFE has operated as a full-service fire safety company selling and servicing fire extinguishers, emergency lights, first aid, and fire sprinkler services. WFE caters to industrial accounts, commercial, churches, and other industries throughout the Mid-Atlantic and surrounding regions. To learn more, visit

Managing Director Doug Smith and his team, including affiliate Jerry Yocum and Vice President Musa Jagne, led the Generational Equity deal team that advised WFE on the transaction. "The WFE and Cintas team both saw the benefits of joining forces quickly and everyone worked diligently to complete the acquisition," stated Jerry Yocum, lead deal maker. Cintas provides highly specialized services to businesses of all type primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides first aid, safety, fire protection products and services, and more. To learn more, visit