PrideStar and Trinity Announce Acquisition

LOWELL, MA – PrideStar EMS and Trinity EMS, both Headquartered in Lowell, are pleased to announce they have entered into an agreement to create one company rooted in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire.

“The Daly Holding Company, the parent company of PrideStar EMS, is pleased to announce this acquisition as a natural step forward for both companies in a shared mission to provide the highest level of medical services and support to our communities,” PrideStar EMS founder and CEO David Daly said.

The expanded PrideStar EMS will employ 450 people and operate more than 115 vehicles in 14 communities in the Greater Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire It will maintain its headquarters in Lowell and Haverhill, Massachusetts, with satellite bases in seven surrounding communities promising complete continuity of services. The company will now have greater flexibility in providing additional resources in its combined service area further enhancing the communities we serve.

John Chemaly and Gary Sepe founded Trinity EMS in Lowell in 1991. Daly, who started his career as a Paramedic at Trinity, founded PrideStar EMS in Lowell in 2006.

Chemaly, Trinity’s current President, will remain with PrideStar as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and will hold an ownership interest in the company. Sepe, Trinity’s Executive Vice president, has announced his decision to retire.

“We are thrilled to welcome John and his team,” Daly said. “PrideStar and Trinity benefited from strong leadership teams to help the agencies deliver high-quality and professional emergency services to our communities for decades. John’s continued service post-acquisition will be invaluable as we look toward the future.”

“PrideStar and Trinity share the same core values: integrity, compassion, and a love of community,” Chemaly said. “In this current healthcare environment consolidation and economies of scale provide an impactful solution to the challenges we all face and better service will result.”

Daly and Chemaly are active and engaged members of the Greater Merrimack Valley community, and their work supporting charitable efforts and aiding first responders across the region with their time and donations is well-documented and will continue and grow under the new, combined company.

“The PrideStar and Trinity teams have worked together seamlessly executing this transaction amidst the backdrop of a major pandemic,” Daly said. “We are excited and look forward to great things ahead.”

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