Industrials

ALcontrol

ALcontrol Laboratories provides testing for environmental, food, water and oil analysis.

April 2016
Investment Date
Europe
Country

Business Overview

  • Provides laboratory testing services for the environmental, construction, food and associated sectors, delivering a comprehensive range of testing services that are fully compliant with the latest international and national legislation and standards
  • The company has a network of laboratories and service centres in 11 European countries, with over 1,500 trained staff providing a substantial skills and knowledge base to support customers

Investment Thesis

  • One of the leading players in the European laboratory testing sector
  • Significant demand for services given relevance to health and safety, with much of the food and soil testing performed being mandatory in nature
  • Favourable market trends with increasing focus on specialist food testing (e.g. allergens, nutrition)
  • Strong prospects for growth across a number of geographies and markets
  • Stable and predictable cash flows

Origination

  • Direct origination through a strong relationship with the company’s majority owner
  • Sole lead arranger
  • High degree of access to business as part of the due diligence process

http://uk.alcontrol.com/