Indianapolis, IN – Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (“HKW”) announced today the recapitalization of TC Companies (“TC”) (August 2013) and EnerSafe, LLC (“EnerSafe”) (November 2013). On November 4, 2013, EnerSafe merged with TC, creating one of the largest energy safety providers in the United States with over 400 experienced safety professionals. EnerSafe, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen sulfide safety services and flaring technology to oil & gas (“O&G”) operators throughout the southwest. TC, headquartered in Midland, Texas, is a leading provider of safety services, safety equipment and consulting services to the O&G industry. Combined, EnerSafe and TC provide a full safety services and product suite to large O&G producers in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado and soon nationally. For additional information on the companies, please visit and

Ryan McMillan, President and CEO of EnerSafe stated, “We are very pleased to partner with HKW and are excited about this unique opportunity to find and merge with another high quality safety provider who shares our core values and extends our capabilities.” Similarly, Mike Cunningham, President of TC, expressed his optimism. “Combined we will be a highly competitive force in our industry and our customers will benefit through our now full range of safety products and services.”

“This is an ideal match of companies with little overlap in key customers, products, services and geographies, who together will be a true market leader,” said Mark Becker, HKW Partner.
About HKW – HKW is a private equity firm founded in 1903 with offices in Indianapolis and New York. Since 1982, HKW has sponsored 44 platform transactions of lower middle-market companies throughout North America as well as 47 add-on acquisitions. For further information on HKW, please visit