Select TICC M&A Transactions


Applied Technical Services Acquired by Odyssey Investment Partners

  • Applied Technical Services is a leading provider of mission-critical testing, inspection, certification, and compliance services.
  • Harris Williams served as the exclusive financial advisor to Applied Technical Services.



FoochainID Acquired by Berkshire Partners

  • FoodchainID is a leading provider of technology-enabled food safety, quality, and sustainability solutions to the agriculture and food industries.
  • FoodchainID was formerly a portfolio company of Paine Schwartz Partners.



Provincial Pole Specialists Acquired by Osmose Utilities Services

  • Provincial Pole Specialists is a Canada-based provider of utility pole maintenance, pole reinforcement, as well as a variety of other distribution line maintenance services.
  • Osmose Utilities Services is currently a portfolio company of EQT.



Analytics & Services Division of SYNLAB Acquired by SGS

  • SYNLAB’s Analytics & Services division provides environmental, food, hygiene, pharma, and products analysis and testing services.
  • SGS purchased the division for ~$650 million in enterprise value, representing a multiple of 16.2x LTM EBITDA.



NMi Certin Acquired by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

  • NMi Certin is a leading provider of legal metrology testing and inspection services based in the Netherlands .
  • NMi Certin was formerly a portfolio company of First Dutch Innovations.

TICC Public Company Valuations1


1. As of December 31, 2020; S&P CapIQ

TICC Public Company Benchmarking1


1. As of December 31, 2020; S&P CapIQ

Harris Williams TICC Overview

HW TICC Sector Focus Area

Buildings & Infrastructure

  • Design Review
  • Commercial, Residential, and Civil Inspection
  • Project and Construction Management
  • Construction Materials Testing
  • Structural Integrity Analysis


  • Product Failure Analysis
  • Environmental Impact Testing
  • Consumer Products Testing
  • Trade Certification and Auditing
  • Expert Witness Services


  • Oil, Fuel, Liquids, and Chain of Custody Testing
  • Energy Infrastructure Inspection and Testing
  • Integrity Management
  • Corrosion Monitoring
  • Production Analytics and Measurement


  • Stormwater Management
  • Emissions Monitoring and Testing
  • Soil, Water, and Air Testing
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Industrial Hygiene

Food & Agriculture

  • Pesticide, Soil, and Seed/Crop Testing
  • FDA Audit and Compliance
  • Chemical and Nutritional Testing
  • Food Production Assessments
  • Food Contaminant Testing

Life Sciences

  • Pharmaceuticals Testing
  • Medical Device Testing
  • Ecological Toxicology
  • Residue and Analytical Chemistry
  • Soil, Plant, and Animal Metabolism

Power & Utilities

  • T&D Inspection and Testing
  • Electrical Inspection and Testing
  • Renewables Testing and Inspection
  • In-Plant Inspection
  • Reliability Services

Transportation & Aerospace

  • Supplier and Supply Chain Audits
  • Third-Party Assessments
  • Performance Management Services
  • Aerospace and Automotive Parts Testing
  • Manufacturing Inspection

Select Recent HW TICC Transactions


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