Abry Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, has made a strategic growth investment in Better Protection, a commercial fire protection provider serving fire detection, alarm and suppression systems.

Better Protection was recently formed by the combination of Chicago-based Assurant Fire Protection, Complete Fire Pump Service and Xtreme Fire Protection. Better Protection looks to use the combined scale, resources and technology of the three businesses to become a single source of service for its clients. Abry will partner with management to support the company’s organic growth initiatives.

“We feel that by merging with strategic companies in the fire protection industry we will be able to service our wonderful customers even better and have the ability to scale faster into other geographic areas of the country,” says Jim O’Malley, president of Extreme Fire Protection.