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Harter Secrest & Emery Advises Kennedy Mechanical and Subsidiary Ryan Plumbing & Heating on Sale to NexCore

Rochester, New York, June 7, 2024 – Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York State, recently advised Kennedy Mechanical Plumbing & Heating (Kennedy Mechanical) in its sale to NexCore, a portfolio company of Trinity Hunt Partners.

Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Kennedy Mechanical is a family-owned, multi-faceted mechanical contractor specializing in HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection installation and service for commercial and residential customers. Founded in 1979, Kennedy Mechanical has built a reputation for exceptional quality and world class service.

A subsidiary of Kennedy Mechanical, Ryan Plumbing & Heating (Ryan) is a provider of HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection service and maintenance to commercial and residential customers. Ryan was founded in 1999 by common ownership of Kennedy to focus on service and maintenance.

NexCore is a commercial HVAC services platform focused on providing maintenance-driven HVAC, electrical, controls, plumbing, mechanical, and other facility service solutions for commercial clients across a diverse set of end markets. Alongside its core HVAC capabilities, NexCore also offers electrical, plumbing, construction, and building automation services to its customers, providing a single-source solution for facility maintenance and repair needs.

Harter Secrest and Emery’s Mergers and Acquisitions team, led by Thomas R. Anderson, Jonathan R. Jasinski and Karthik N. Sekharan, advised Kennedy Mechanical in connection with the sale. The team has significant experience advising contractors in the M&A process, ranging from advising private equity-backed Buyers in creating roll up platforms of HVAC companies to advising first-time family-owned sellers.

With top tier rankings by Best Law Firms® and Chambers and Partners, Harter Secrest and Emery’s Mergers and Acquisitions team represents clients in connection with transactions ranging in value from several million- to multi-billion dollars. Clients include entrepreneurs, start-up companies and non-profit organizations, to middle-market and publicly traded corporations.

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