BOSTON, MA – June 15, 2018. Union Park Capital (“UPC”), a Boston based investment firm focused on industrial technology, has acquired Tiger Optics, LLC (“Tiger”), a pioneer in the use of Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (“CRDS”) and leading manufacturer of laser-based spectroscopy gas analyzers and air monitors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Tiger Optics, based in Warrington, PA, will operate as an independent entity under Process Insights (“PI”), a UPC investment focused on process analytics and measurement instrumentation companies. Process Insights includes, Cosa Xentaur Corporation, Alpha Omega Instruments, LAR Process Analysers, and now Tiger Optics.
Founded in 2001 by Lisa Bergson, Tiger offers a wide and proven array of customer-lauded trace gas analyzers and air monitors used in high purity industrial gas, semiconductor, laboratories, life science and various other end markets. Based upon CRDS, Tiger’s instruments provide outstanding detection capabilities with continuous self-calibration and no consumables required.
“Tiger Optics is a great addition to the Process Insights family of businesses,” said Monte Hammouri, CEO of Process Insights. “The products and technology are highly complementary to our other businesses and will help us better serve our customers through a more complete product offering. We are thrilled to welcome Tiger to the family.”
“We are very excited about the future of Tiger Optics and the partnership with Union Park Capital and Process Insights,” commented Steven Geserick, Director of Operations. “With Process Insight’s existing resources, we will not only be able to develop new ideas faster but can bring our existing solutions into new adjacent markets,” added Erika Coyne, President of Tiger Optics. Erika will assume the President role and Steven will continue on as Director of Operations.
Founded in 2001, Tiger offers gas analyzers, as well as atmospheric and cleanroom monitors based on Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (“CRDS”) technology, a breakthrough discovery by Professor Kevin Lehmann, Ph.D., of Princeton University. Tiger Optics is headquartered in Warrington, PA in the Philadelphia suburbs. From the cleanest of semiconductor fabs to the harshest coal-fired power plants, Tiger analyzers work to improve yields, reduce costs, and simplify regulatory compliance. For more information, visit www.tigeroptics.com.
The companies of Process Insights manufacture instruments focused on process analytics, control, and safety. Process Insights premium brands are used across a wide range of applications and end markets to ensure safe operation, increase product quality and to attain higher levels of efficiency in process industries. Sensors, instrumentation, and software used in these applications are mission-critical to reduce disruptions, downtime, and lost productivity, all while managing increasing regulatory complexity and cost in industrial processes. For more information, visit www.process-insights.com.
Union Park Capital is a private equity firm solely focused on lower middle-market industrial technology companies. Union Park takes a long-term perspective to help stakeholders build value over time, and drives value creation through profitably growing a business, not financial engineering. Union Park Capital is based in Boston, MA and has extensive investments and expertise in the analytical instrumentation sector. To learn more, visit www.union-park.com.