Emeria, a European residential real estate services firm backed by Partners Group and TA Associates, has acquired FirstPort, a U.K.-based residential property services company from Equistone Partners Europe Limited.

Following the deal, FirstPort will operate as a subsidiary of Emeria. The firm works alongside developers, investors, freeholders, and residential management companies in order to provide services to leaseholders.

“Our partnership with Equistone has been hugely beneficial for FirstPort and crucial to the major strides we’ve made in the scale, service offering and digitalisation of our business in recent years,” Nigel Howell, CEO of FirstPort. “We’re now extremely excited to be joining Emeria, the European leader in residential real estate services. We will continue to run the business according to the same key principles as before, focusing on delivering for our customers and clients while evolving our technical capabilities to ensure we remain at the forefront of the market.”

Equistone was advised on the transaction by Deloitte and Travers Smith.