Harris Williams Overview

Global Advisory Platform

  • Founded in 1991
  • 350+ professionals across eight offices globally
  • 170+ closed transactions in the last 24 months
  • 21st record year in 2018
  • 10 dedicated industry groups


HW Testing, Inspection & Certification (“TIC”) Sector Focus Areas

Buildings & Infrastructure

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


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

Energy / Oil & Gas

  • 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, Animal Metabolism

Power & Utilities

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

Transportation & Aerospace

  • Supplier and Supply Chain Audits
  • 3rd Party Assessments
  • Performance Management Services
  • Aerospace and Automotive Parts Testing
  • Manufacturing Inspection

      Select Recent HW TIC Transactions


      Select TIC M&A Transactions


      Eddyfi Technologies Acquires NDT Global

      • NDT Global is a Germany based provider of ultrasonic pipeline inspection and data analysis services for onshore and offshore pipelines.
      • Eddyfi Technologies is currently a portfolio company of Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec.



      Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Takes Minority Stake in Socotec

      • Socotec is a France based provider of inspection and measurement services for engineering structures, facilities, and equipment. Socotec is currently a portfolio company of Cobepa.
      • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice’s investment will provide the group with 33% ownership stake.



      Shermco Industries Acquires NextGen Technologies

      • NextGen Technologies is a Canada based provider of integrated electrical testing services including design, testing, commissioning, maintenance, and repairs of protection and control systems.
      • Shermco Industries is currently a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors.



      Socotec Acquires Vidaris

      • Vidaris is a leading provider of assurance services, building design, efficiency and dispute resolution in the construction, real estate, infrastructure and industrial fields.
      • Vidaris was previously a portfolio company of Cortec Group. Socotec is currently a portfolio company of Cobepa.



      Montrose Environmental Group Acquires Air, Water & Soil Laboratories

      • Air, Water & Soil Laboratories is a leading testing services and data analysis of wastewater, drinking water, soil, solids, and air in the mid-Atlantic.
      • Montrose Environmental Group is currently a portfolio company of GFI Oaktree Capital Management.



      The Riverside Company Acquires Performance Systems Integration

      • Performance Systems Integration is a leading provider of fire and life safety services including system inspection, service, and monitoring to clients in the Pacific Northwest.
      • Performance Systems Integration was previously a portfolio company of Peterson Partners.



      Boxwood Merger Corporation Has Reached an Agreement to Acquire Atlas Technical Consultants

      • Atlas Technical Consultants, currently a portfolio company of Bernhard Capital Partners, is a leading provider professional testing, inspection, engineering, and consulting services to public and private infrastructure.
      • Harris Williams is serving as the lead advisor to Atlas Technical Consultants. 

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      TIC Public Company Benchmarking1


      Our Firm

      Harris Williams has a broad range of industry expertise, which create powerful opportunities. Our clients benefit form our deep-sector experience, integrated industry intelligence and collaboration across the firm, and our commitment to learning what makes them unique. For more information, visit our website at www.harriswilliams.com/industries.

      Industry Group Expertise

      Aerospace, Defense & Government Services

      Building Products & Materials

      Business Services


      Energy, Power & Infrastructure

      Healthcare & Life Sciences


      Specialty Distribution

      Technology, Media & Telecom

      Transportation & Logistics


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