CIVC Partners Portfolio Company KPA Acquires Automotive Compliance Consultants

Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES

CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CIVC Partners, LP (“CIVC”), a Chicago-based middle market private equity firm, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, KPA, has acquired Automotive Compliance Consultants (“ACC”), a leading provider of Environmental Health and Safety compliance (“EHS”) and Finance & Insurance compliance (“F&I”) solutions through proprietary a SaaS platform and onsite audits.  ACC represents the fourth acquisition completed by KPA under CIVC’s ownership.

Clients use ACC’s compliance programs to perform F&I department reviews, conduct OHSA compliance testing, and complete Gramm-Leach-Bliley (“GLB”) privacy training among other compliance functions.  “The new partnership with KPA and CIVC gives us additional capital and a broader set of products and services, enabling us to better serve our clients and further accelerate our growth,” said Terry Dortch, CEO of ACC. 

ACC represents a highly complementary acquisition for KPA that enhances KPA’s existing environmental, health and safety and F&I software offering, and broadens the set of compliance solutions available to clients of both companies. In addition to KPA’s EHS software and onsite audit expertise, KPA also provides HR management software which will enhance ACC’s current product offering, providing additional hiring and workforce compliance content.  Vane Clayton, CEO of KPA, said, “ACC is a great complement to KPA’s existing product offerings and enables us to better serve our clients through an expanded compliance platform.  We look forward to working with Terry and the ACC team to deliver innovative compliance solutions for our clients.”  

About KPA, LLC

KPA delivers Environmental Health & Safety, HR Management, and Finance & Insurance Compliance programs to over 6,500 clients helping them achieve regulatory compliance, control risk, protect their assets, and effectively manage people through a combination of intuitive software, interactive training, and onsite compliance audit services.  To learn more, visit

About CIVC Partners, LP

CIVC Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm investing in high growth middle market companies in the business services and financial services sectors.  Since 1989, the team has invested $1.5 billion in 60 platform companies and currently invests from CIVC Partners Fund V.  More information on CIVC Partners and its portfolio companies can be found at  If you have an opportunity that might be an appropriate add-on acquisition candidate for KPA, please contact Scott Schwartz (312-873-7345, or Doug Potters (312-873-7355,


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