Safety and MRO Spaces Are Converging

October 8, 2019 — Capstone Headwaters advised S&S Supplies and Solutions (“S&S” or “Company”) on its acquisition by Total Safety U.S., Inc. (“Total Safety”), a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co., LLC. . The move “reflects two trends we expect will accelerate in the future- the coupling of products and services and the further convergence of the safety and MRO spaces,” suggests David Bench, Managing Director of Capstone Headwaters’ EHS and MRO industry groups. S&S is a leading supplier of safety products, industrial supplies and related compliance services to the power utility, automotive, airline and energy end markets. S&S serves clients through a network of distribution centers strategically located in key industrial markets throughout the United States. Total Safety will utilize S&S to expand its distribution offerings, providing customers with safe, reliable industrial products and safety supplies through best in class distribution solutions. Total Safety will reorganize around two separate business units: Industrial Safety Services and Specialty Distribution.  S&S will be part of Specialty Distribution and operate under the S&S brand. Total Safety is a leading global provider of integrated safety and compliance solutions for clients operating in hazardous environments.  The company’s customer base spans across sectors including petrochemical and refining, utilities, oil & gas, and other industrial sectors. For more information, visit