Houston, TX USA – December 2, 2019 – Prairie Capital and Andrew (“Drew”) Hall formally announced the formation of AlpHa Measurement Solutions, LLC (AlpHa), a company committed to the design and manufacture of sensor technology for water testing and related applications. Strategically aligned to this announcement, the Board of Directors of AlpHa also announced the acquisition of the Van London Co. and the naming of Drew Hall as AlpHa Measurement Solutions CEO.
Prairie Capital and Mr. Hall’s prior acquisitions, Analytical Sensors & Instruments (ASI), its Chinese subsidiary Aurora Scientific Instruments (Aurora), and Van London Co., will serve as sister companies under the AlpHa banner. Hall has been serving as ASI and Aurora’s CEO since 2016.
“Prairie Capital partnered with Drew Hall, CEO of ASI, to first acquire ASI from its founder in December of 2018”, said Chris Killackey, Partner, Prairie Capital, and Chairman of AlpHa Measurement Solutions. “The ASI acquisition was an integral first step in our strategy to build out a new company, now AlpHa Measurement Solutions, to both organically and inorganically establish the market’s leading liquid sensor technology platform. AlpHa Measurement Solutions’ acquisition of Van London Co. represents another foundational element of our growth strategy. The ASI, Aurora, and Van London brands will flourish under Drew’s leadership, and we look forward to our continued partnership in delivering growth”.
“I’m proud to have served as Van London Co’s CEO for so many years and believe that the alignment of Van London with ASI and Aurora will further accelerate innovation and deliver unprecedented value to the customers of both brands,” said Kurt Van London. “I have great confidence in Drew and his leadership team’s ability to take the brands forward. Ellen and I look forward to serving on AlpHa Measurement Solution’s management team and helping take growth to the next level”.
“The vision for AlpHa Measurement Solutions is to build a comprehensive liquid sensor technology platform serving the complex testing needs of water quality, pharmaceutical, laboratory, and industrial markets with an unmatched combination of precision, reliability, innovation, and flexibility,” said Drew Hall, CEO, AlpHa Measurement Solutions. “The ASI, Aurora, and Van London brands combined bring over one hundred years of experience and over 350 employees across 100,000 sq ft of manufacturing space. This powerful combination will provide us with robust technical resources and a broad, well-respected range of products and capabilities,” Hall concluded.
Drew Hall announced that joining him on the AlpHa executive leadership team will be Kurt and Ellen Van London, with Steven Krebs serving as Chief Operating Officer and Julius Ivancsits serving the role of Chief Financial Officer.
Customers can expect the same level of outstanding quality and value they’ve long received from Van London, ASI, and Aurora. Furthermore, having a strong production and supply chain presence in both the U.S. and China will provide customers with numerous configuration and cost options from which to choose.
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Serving Critical Demand
The need for accurate, reliable water testing devices continues to grow as the demands of a highly educated public requiring clean water have skyrocketed, and the penalties for non-conformance for those meeting these demands in providing such water are equally as high.
AlpHa understands, embraces, and assumes the responsibility to deliver reliable, quality products and earn the coveted spot of being the customer’s first choice for water sensor solutions.
About Prairie Capital
Prairie Capital is a growth-oriented private equity firm that partners with founder and family-owned businesses in the lower middle market. Since its founding in 1997, Prairie has completed over 90 platform investments, representing over $900 million in invested capital. Prairie is currently investing from its sixth fund, the $350 million Prairie Capital VI, L.P.
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