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Acquisition Targets

STH pursues investment opportunities for which we can support the management team in growing and enhancing the value of the business. While every situation is unique, we focus on making investments in industry leading companies with the following characteristics:

  • Committed, talented and passionate management team;
  • Inherent brand equity and reputation with leading market, customer and product positions;
  • Identifiable, achievable operating improvement and sales growth opportunities;
  • Solid long-term industry fundamentals (non-cyclical, non-commodity businesses); and
  • History of stable earnings with the opportunity to improve margins.

Investment Criteria

  • Target Markets – Principal target markets include Sensors, Safety Testing Equipment, Data Acquisition Systems, Life Sciences & Diagnostics, and Finite Element Analysis. However, we will consider a variety of opportunities that advance our overall objective of providing world-class test, measurement and safety-related products and services regardless of sector or market.
  • Company Size – While we will consider acquisitions of any size depending on the situation, we typically seek companies with EBITDA of $2-$20+ million. We will also invest in early stage companies with proven technologies that complement our existing businesses.
  • Geography – We prefer North American and European based targets, but will consider opportunities in all strategic global markets.