RED WING, Minn. (January 19, 2012) — Capital Safety, the world’s leading manufacturer of fall protection equipment under the DBI-SALA™, UNILINE® and PROTECTA® brands, today announces the completion of its acquisition by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (together with its affiliates, “KKR”), a leading global investment firm. All transfers of the previously disclosed $1.12 billion agreement are complete, and the new ownership is effective starting today.
KKR will continue to strategically invest in Capital Safety’s position as the world leader in supplying fall protection solutions and expects continued expansion for the company, both in terms of products and markets served.
About Capital Safety
Capital Safety, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of height safety and fall protection equipment with 20 operating sites worldwide, is home of the DBI-SALA, UNILINE and PROTECTA brands. All of Capital Safety’s fall protection and rescue systems are backed by extensive training, knowledgeable technical assistance and professional customer service. For further information, contact Capital Safety at 800-328-6146, 651-388-8282.
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