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Access Holdings’ Zeus Fire & Security Partners with Alert Alarm Holdings, A Leading Fire Safety and Security Business

Baltimore, MD – Zeus Fire & Security (Zeus), a portfolio company of Baltimore-based Access Holdings, today announced a new partnership with Spring Rock Capital (Spring Rock); and its portfolio company, Alert Alarm Holdings (Alert), which operates under Alert Alarm and SMG Security (SMG). Alert, through its two operating subsidiaries, provides comprehensive fire safety and security services to over 33,000 commercial and residential customers.

As a mid-market investment firm specializing in buy-and-build strategies, Access Holdings partners, scales, and innovates to build enduring businesses. Access Holdings, Spring Rock Capital, and Zeus will support Alert, as well as future partners, as they seek to grow. Access Holdings will support Zeus as it scales and innovates, specifically helping recruit best-in class talent and leadership, implement and develop new digital tools, identify M&A opportunities, and provide long-term strategic guidance.


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Access named as a Top 50 PE Firm in the Middle Market

Baltimore, MD – Access Holdings is honored to be named by GCI Publishing as a Top 50 PE Firm in the Middle Market. As one of the oldest and most respected awards, this program recognizes private equity firms for their achievements in great leadership, winning culture, and strong performance.

We are thankful to our exceptional partners and teams for their hard work and commitment to continuous improvement, which helped us achieve this recognition.

We are excited to continue partnering, scaling, and innovating to build enduring businesses.


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Access Named to 2021 PE Innovators in ESG

Baltimore, MD – Mergers & Acquisitions names the 2021 PE Innovators in ESG, including, Access Holdings.

Access Holdings is using education from expert opinions to drive its ESG strategy. The firm has a three-pronged approach that focuses on education, engagement, and alignment to apply ESG best practices.

The Baltimore-based firm, which was founded in 2013 and has $1.5 billion in AUM, concentrates on change in a focused and purposeful manner. Access has established standard impact metrics that will be applied across its entire portfolio, with each company responsible for reporting its progress. The results are regularly reviewed at board and management meetings.

The firm has implemented a self-education process and interviewed ESG experts such as Fiona Reynolds, head of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), and Pavan Suhkdev, founder of Gist Impact, which helps investors and companies make informed ESG decisions.


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Access Holdings Announces Transaction to Further Support Foundation Partners Group

Baltimore, MD – Access Holdings, a mid-market investment firm that partners, scales, and innovates to build enduring businesses, today announced that it has completed a transaction that will allow Access Holdings to continue to manage portfolio company Foundation Partners Group (FPG).

Access Holdings is fully committed to its partnership with Foundation Partners Group and believes that it is positioned for long-term growth. Coller Capital, a leading investor in the secondary market for private assets, backed the transaction. The FPG transaction represents an extension of the existing partnership between Access Holdings and FPG, which first began back in 2015.

Access Holdings plans to reinvest most of the proceeds from the transaction back into Foundation Partners Group to help grow and scale the business over the long term.


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Access Holdings’ CWON Partners with Flagship Car Wash Center

Baltimore, MD – Car Wash Owners Network (“CWON”), a portfolio company of Baltimore-based Access Holdings, has closed its investment in Flagship Car Wash Center (“Flagship”), a leading car wash operator in the Mid-Atlantic. As a mid-market investment firm specializing in buy-and-build strategies, Access Holdings partners, scales, and innovates to build enduring businesses.

Access Holdings and CWON will support their partnership with Flagship by bringing best-in-class processes and technologies to bolster Flagship’s position within its existing markets and expand into new geographies through de novo development and M&A initiatives.

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The Excellence in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards

Access Holdings is honored to be chosen as one of 16 finalists for the Investment News 2021 Excellence in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Awards! From our enterprise zone location in Mt. Vernon Baltimore to our firm initiatives and hiring processes,

Access is committed to creating a culture of inclusion and continuous improvement. By creating a team of diverse voices, we benefit from having different points of view to help develop purposeful value creation strategies and build enduring businesses.

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We are proud to announce that senior associate Sean McGrath has been recognized as a 2021 Mergers and Acquisitions Rising Star of Private Equity!

This award honors up-and-coming private equity professionals who have continually pushed the envelope with their hard work in deal making, advancing diversity and inclusion, and establishing environmental, social, and corporate governance goals.

Since joining the team in 2018, Sean has proven herself as an effective dealmaker, mentor, and emerging leader within the firm.

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Access Holdings Announces New Partnership to Solidify Oasis Marinas as the Industry’s Leading Marina Management Service Provider

Baltimore, MD – Access Holdings, a Baltimore-based mid-market investment firm specializing in building enduring businesses, today announced a new partnership with Oasis Marinas to support the company’s growth.

Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Oasis Marinas is the premier third-party marina management company in the United States, providing marinas owners support across all aspects of marina management while ensuring boaters receive consistent, quality service and experiences. Access Holdings will support Oasis as it scales its operations and bring new tools and technology to innovate and optimize the customer and marina owner experience.

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Regency Pet Expands Aftercare Offerings in Partnership with Guardian Pet Aquamation in Colorado

This week Regency announced their 20th partnership in two years! Regency is excited to welcome the leading provider and expert in pet aftercare services, Dr. Kathleen Cooney, DVM, CHPV, CCFP and Guardian Pet Aquamation.

Dr. Cooney has chosen to partner with Regency “to carry on her mission forward for generations to come”. Dr. Cooney “knows how important it is to trust who you work with” and believes Regency has “proven capable of fully respecting and enhancing how the vet profession cares for its clients.”

Through this great partnership, Access Holdings will continue to build enduring businesses.

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At Access Holdings, we are passionate about building enduring businesses that deliver long-term value to our partners. To achieve this, we believe a business must work to positively impact its stakeholders. This belief has been fundamental to our investment strategy as we have worked to consistently try and “do the right thing.”

Given the rapidly evolving environmental, social, and governance (ESG) landscape, we embarked on a journey to formalize our approach to implementing and managing ESG both at Access and our portfolio companies.

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Here at Access Holdings, we are often asked what differentiates us from the thousands of other private equity firms operating in a crowded – and highly competitive – investment environment.


The Access Way showcases and explains our purposeful approach to investing, our deep commitment to partnership, and our focus on scaling and creating enduring businesses.


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