Huron Capital-backed Hughes Associates and the RJA Group have merged.

RJA, headquartered in Chicago, is the parent company of Rolf Jensen & Associates , which provides fire and protection design, emergency management, and building safety-plan consulting services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Baltimore, Maryland-based Hughes is a fire, protection and life safety engineering and consulting company.

Combined, the companies will be a leading engineering services company for the fire protection industry. Both groups will continue operating under their respective brands.

Detroit-based Huron invested in Hughes in May 2011. Recently, the firm invested in American Auto Auction Group, which provides dealer-to-dealer auction car auction services. 

Huron has raised more than $1.1 billion in capital and focuses on investing in companies with up to $200 million in revenue. For more on Huron, watch "Huron Hunts for Targets in Auto Remarketing Space." 

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