LOS ANGELES – Technical Safety Services (“TSS” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), announced that it has acquired Controlled Environment Management, LLC (“CEM”). Based in Gilbert, Arizona, CEM is a provider of controlled environment testing, validation, certification, and calibration services required in high-performance, regulated pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and healthcare settings.
TSS is a leading provider of testing, inspection, certification, and calibration (“TICC”) services to customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare, and other life sciences end markets. TSS provides on-site technical services mandated to occur at regular intervals to ensure all clients remain in compliance with regulatory standards. The Company’s services are performed across the lifecycle of a customer facility and ensure the compliant operation of controlled environments such as clean rooms, bio-safety cabinets, medical gas systems, high-purity water systems, laboratory equipment, and more. TSS was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California.
Marc Boreham, President and CEO of TSS, commented, “We are delighted to welcome CEM to the TSS platform. The CEM team brings significant expertise and dedication to high-quality service, which will further enhance TSS’s support for our valued clients across key strategic capabilities and geographies.”
Matthew Rich, Partner at LLCP, stated, “We are pleased to demonstrate our continued support for the TSS team in this acquisition, which further expands the Company’s geographic presence within the Southwest. We look forward to the continued execution of TSS’s growth and value creation plan through additional strategic M&A and associated growth initiatives.”
The acquisition of CEM is TSS’s seventh since being acquired by LLCP in 2022.
TSS is a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners VI, L.P.
About Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, LLC is a middle-market private equity firm with a 39-year track record of investing across various targeted sectors, including Franchising & Multi-unit, Business Services, Education & Training and Engineered Products & Manufacturing. LLCP utilizes a differentiated Structured Private Equity investment strategy, combining debt and equity capital investments in portfolio companies. LLCP believes that by investing in a combination of debt and equity securities, it offers management teams growth capital in a highly tailored, flexible investment structure that can be a more attractive alternative than traditional private equity.
LLCP’s global team of dedicated investment professionals is led by nine partners who have worked at LLCP for an average of 19 years. Since inception, LLCP has managed approximately $14.1 billion of institutional capital across 15 investment funds and has invested in over 100 portfolio companies. LLCP currently manages $9.3 billion of assets and has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Charlotte, Miami, London, Stockholm, The Hague and Frankfurt.