M&A Deal Summary

Aurora Capital Group Acquires Pace Analytical Services

On September 1, 2016, private equity firm Aurora Capital Group acquired test/measurement equipment company Pace Analytical Services, Inc.

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Aurora Capital Group’s 1st transaction in the Test/Measurement Equipment sector.
  • This is Aurora Capital Group’s 22nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Aurora Capital Group’s 2nd transaction in Minnesota.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-09-01
Target Pace Analytical Services, Inc.
Sector Test/Measurement Equipment
Buyer(s) Aurora Capital Group
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Target

Pace Analytical Services, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Pace Analytical's Minneapolis corporate headquarters.
Pace Analytical's Minneapolis corporate headquarters.
Pace Analytical Services, Inc. is a provider of analytical testing services, serving more than 8,000 customers from over 80 locations. Pace’s Environmental division provides full-service testing, sampling, and analytical support services to detect trace-level organic and inorganic contaminants in the air, water, wastewater, soil, biota, and waste.

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Buyer

Aurora Capital Group

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1991
PE ASSETS 4.0B USD
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Aurora Capital Group is a private investment firm that manages private equity funds as well as investment vehicles focused on debt/equity securities. Targeted businesses are generally industry leaders that operate in defensible markets with sustainable margins. Sectors of interest include aerospace, industrial products, and services, packaging, plastics, distribution, manufacturing, media, retail, and chemicals. Aurora will only consider majority/control positions. Aurora's investment horizon is typically three to seven years. Aurora Capital Group was formed in 1991 and is based in Los Angeles, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 23 of 32
Sector (Test/Measurement Equipment) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 8 of 9
State (Minnesota) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 22 of 31
Year (2016) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-09-01 SRP Companies

Castle Rock, Colorado, United States

SRP Companies is a full-service category manager of high-margin products to the convenience store channel. SRP's core competencies include product design, international sourcing, route-based services, and in-store display, design, and merchandising of last-minute-purchase items. SRP Companies was founded in 2014 and is based in Castle Rock, Colorado.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-03-16 DuBois Chemicals, Inc.

Sharonville, Ohio, United States

DuBois Chemicals, Inc. is a chemical maker whose products are used for cleaning in a wide variety of industries. DuBois prides itself on high-quality solutions that improve efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and perform to the most demanding standards. DuBois Chemicals, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is based in Sharonville, Ohio.

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