Amsterdam – Corporate Finance International (‘CFI’) is delighted to announce it has acted as the exclusive corporate finance advisor Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”) and NMi Certin (“NMi”), in its transaction with Young Calibration Limited (”Young Calibration”).
NMi (“het Nederlands Meetinstituut”) is the leading independent specialist for legal metrology testing and inspection services in Europe and a trusted brand globally. NMi specialises in type approval & certification, verification & calibration and consultancy services covering a broad range of advice on complex regulations and accreditations. NMi is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands and has cultivated the industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable workforce. The company will, with the backing of LLCP, further pursue its international growth ambitions.
Young Calibration is a UKAS accredited calibration and component testing laboratory with unrivalled knowledge and experience in thermal fluid systems testing, component cleanliness and air flow calibration. The company specialises in the areas of flow meter calibration, air velocity measurement and thermal systems, and provides its expertise to an abundance of industry-specific clients. Young Calibration was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Shoreham by Sea in the United Kingdom where the company has achieved and maintains a reputation for quality and flexibility.
LLCP was founded in 1984 and is a global investment management firm providing investment capital to leading entrepreneurs. The firm has managed approximately $12.7 billion of institutional capital to companies focusing on Consumer, Healthcare, Education and Business Services.
CFI initiated discussions and negotiations, which ultimately resulted in a successful acquisition of Young Calibration, which was signed on 26 October 2021. Yvo Jansen, CEO of NMi, commented: “We worked with CFI in earlier processes and their support and guidance, together with their experience in the TIC sector, has proven extremely helpful. They did a great job in screening the international market and approaching potential targets, resulting in a successful transaction.”
This transaction illustrates CFI’s continued dedication to the Business Services sector and reinforces our long-standing track record of orchestrating (cross-border) buy-and-build by Private Equity and exits for founders in the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) space, as recently demonstrated by the acquisition of Triskelion by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, the acquisition of NMi by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners and the sale of Industrial Safety Group B.V. to DEKRA SE.
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