Ferrara Fire Apparatus
Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc.
Fund: IV
Investment Date: March 2009
Exit Date: April 2017
Headquarters: Holden, Louisana

Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., (“FFA”), headquartered in Holden, Louisiana, manufactures and sells fire apparatus in the United States and internationally. FFA manufactures over 300 fire trucks per year at its Louisiana facility and sells both directly and through a network of independently owned dealers. FFA was founded by Chris Ferrara in 1982 and has quickly grown to become one of the leading US manufacturers of fire apparatus, offering Pumpers, Aerials, Tankers and Rescue Vehicles.

Merit provided subordinated debt and equity to finance a recapitalization with Chris Ferrara remaining as President and CEO.