Volume 90 Issue 15 | pp. 21-24
Issue Date: April 9, 2012

Instruments Of Success

Scientific toolmakers look to private equity to bring novel instruments to market
Department: Business
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: instruments, Pittcon, Spectro

In July 2011, SFW Capital Partners, a private equity firm, bought Littleton, Mass.-based Spectro, a 30-year-old maker of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray, and optical emission tools for analysis of fuels and lubricating oil. The seller was England-based defense contractor QinetiQ.

For Roger C. Freeman, a partner at SFW Capital, the deal was another opportunity to invest in a company that provides high-value analytical solutions to customers. For . . .

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