Rosewood Private Investments

Rosewood Private Investments Announces Eagle Fire’s Acquisition of Viking Fire

DALLAS, TX | November 8th, 2022 – Rosewood Private Investments’ (“Rosewood” or “RPI”) portfolio company, Eagle Fire Inc. (“Eagle Fire”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Viking Fire Protection, Inc. of the Southeast (“Viking Fire”).

Viking Fire is a full-service provider of fire protection solutions including the design, fabrication, installation, service, repair, and inspection of fire sprinkler systems. 

Owners of Viking Fire, Buzz Waller and Joe Collins, said, “We are grateful and excited to partner with Eagle Fire and Rosewood Private Investments. We believe this is a great opportunity for not only our customers, but our employees too.”

Derry Burns, Director of RPI, said, “We look forward to partnering with Joe and his team for the next stage of Viking Fire’s journey. We are focused on building the premier fire and life safety business in the Southeast and believe that Viking Fire’s culture and reputation for high-quality service make it a logical addition to the Eagle Fire family.”

Ray Clarke, President/CEO of Eagle Fire, said, “It is a pleasure to partner with a company that has a strong reputation for great service and inspections in NC & SC since the 1960s. This will continue our rapidly growing presence in the Carolinas, allowing us to service our customer’s every need.”

About Eagle Fire: Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Richmond, VA, Eagle Fire is a leading provider of recurring inspection, testing, maintenance, and construction of fire protection systems to industrial, commercial, and government customers across the Southeast. Eagle Fire presently serves customers out of offices in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Visit to learn more.

About Rosewood Private Investments: Rosewood has a long history of investing in and creating value within numerous industries. RPI’s approach to working with operating partners to strategically grow companies through acquisitions and organic means has proven successful for all stakeholders. Our current holdings are focused on industrial services, fire & life safety services, IT services, and manufacturing technologies. In addition to these areas, we are pursuing new platforms in specialty chemicals, transportation & logistics, and outsourced business services, among others. We welcome any information about investment opportunities within these verticals.