Mergers & Acquisitions

With Saf-T-Swim splash, big fish dives into LI waters

By GREGORY ZELLER // A longtime Long Island swimming school dedicated to teaching people to love and respect the water also loves and respects a good deal. And so Deer Park-based Saf-T-Swim, founded in 1984 and now operating 13 instructional locations across Long Island, has been acquired by Streamline Brands, a global franchiser and North America’s largest swim-school manager. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But the acquisition, announced Thursday, sees Saf-T-Swim’s six Nassau…

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Melville firm goes to Italy for cutting-edge ‘collector’

Nearly two years after striking out on its own, a CA Technologies spinoff has added another vital cog – and has finally found itself. Melville-based erwin inc. on Friday declared itself “the data governance company,” based on technologies and expertise it has honed since spinning out of CA in March 2016. As “part of this focus,” the software-as-a-service company has acquired Italy-based A&P Consulting (parli Italiano?), a technology and consulting services firm located in Rome….


With merger, less exposure for northern responders

By GREGORY ZELLER // A Long Island-based mobility specialist with a sterling rep among first responders is taking its high-tech road show to New England. Island Tech Services of Ronkonkoma, a provider of integrated tech solutions for firefighters, law enforcers and other emergency responders, has announced the acquisition of 329 Marketing Inc., a consortium representing manufacturers of quality equipment for emergency vehicles with offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Financial terms of the deal,…


Melville architects H2M build onto New Jersey team

By GREGORY ZELLER // Melville-based consulting and design firm H2M architects + engineers has drawn up a key addition in the Garden State. On Friday, H2M announced the acquisition of New Jersey-based civil engineering/land surveying expert Schommer Engineering Inc. SEI’s planning and design team will move into H2M’s office in Parsippany, NJ, and will focus on the real estate, municipal water and industrial markets, the Melville mothership said in a statement. Terms of the deal…


Acquisition a perfect ‘Fitz’ for Lifetime Brands

 By GREGORY ZELLER // A major league home-goods distributor based on Long Island has added a Pennsylvania ceramics expert to its collection. Lifetime Brands Inc., a leading global provider of kitchenware and tableware, announced this week that it has acquired Newtown-based Fitz and Floyd Inc., which designs, markets and distributes branded tabletop products and decorative ceramic collections. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Fitz and Floyd President and CEO Steven Baram will join Lifetime…