Testing, Inspection, Certification & Compliance (TICC)

A Strong Fit

Riverside partners with a variety of Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance companies focusing on:

  • Life sciences:
    - Food & agriculture
    - Food safety
    - Third party testing labs
    - Medical device compliance & audit
    - Pharmaceutical compliance & audit

  • Aerospace

  • Automotive

Riverside believes the TICC industry is growing due to:

  • Aging U.S. infrastructures creating robust sector tailwinds

  • Recession-resistant qualities given the mission-critical nature of TICC services

  • Industry consolidation, driven by large, diversified TICC companies acquiring specialized, niche providers

These industry trends indicate a strong fit and alignment with Riverside’s operating model.

Delivering Value

  • The Riverside Toolkit is a cadre of more than 40 vetted experts who consult on specific functional areas such as pricing, strategic planning, sales & marketing, executive recruitment and global sourcing and procurement.

  • Experience helping companies grow through strategies that include acquiring businesses with complementary product lines, executing greenfield expansion plans and developing new products.

  • Strategic sourcing between its portfolio companies resulting in almost $10 million in annual savings.
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Riverside’s work in the TICC industry is spearheaded by a team of senior advisors, operators, investment professionals and origination experts

The Riverside Company has significant experience in Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC) industry with 20+ company investments. Riverside has developed deep relationships with industry experts, as well as visibility into attractive sub-verticals within TICC. A sampling of investments includes:

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Alchemy

Invested
December 2012
Status
Exited
Industry
Education & Training, Business Services
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Micro-Cap
Strategy
Private Equity

Provider of food and workplace safety training solutions

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Alcohol Monitoring Systems

Invested
December 2014
Status
Active
Industry
Business Services, Software & IT
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Strategic Capital, Riverside Capital Appreciation
Strategy
Structured Capital, Private Equity

Provider of monitoring technologies to manage criminal offenders

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CertaSite

Invested
June 2018
Status
Active
Industry
Business Services
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Micro-Cap
Strategy
Private Equity

Provider of fire and protection services

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Clayton Group Services

Invested
October 2001
Status
Exited
Industry
Business Services
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Capital Appreciation
Strategy
Private Equity

Provider of environmental and occupational safety services

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DISA Global Solutions

Invested
January 2011
Status
Exited
Industry
Business Services
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Capital Appreciation, Riverside Micro-Cap
Strategy
Private Equity

Provider of outsourced employee screening services

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ENTRIX

Invested
February 2003
Status
Exited
Industry
Business Services
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Capital Appreciation
Strategy
Private Equity

Provider of environmental consulting services

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GTI Diagnostics

Invested
July 2008
Status
Exited
Industry
Healthcare, Specialty Manufacturing & Distribution
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Micro-Cap
Strategy
Private Equity

Developer of test kits for the in vitro diagnostics industry

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Health & Safety Institute (II)

Invested
May 2015
Status
Exited
Industry
Healthcare, Education & Training, Business Services
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Capital Appreciation
Strategy
Private Equity

Provider of healthcare, safety and workplace training

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NAVEX Global

NAVEX Global

Invested
December 2010
Status
Exited
Industry
Business Services, Education & Training
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Capital Appreciation, Riverside Micro-Cap
Strategy
Private Equity

Provider of solutions to manage governance, risk and compliance

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Performance Systems Integration

Invested
September 2019
Status
Active
Industry
Business Services
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Micro-Cap
Strategy
Private Equity

Provider of Fire and Life Safety services

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Red Nucleus

Invested
March 2020
Status
Active
Industry
Software & IT, Education & Training
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Capital Appreciation
Strategy
Private Equity

Developer of e-learning, print-based, workshop, and blended solutions for the life sciences industry.

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Wildlife International

Invested
July 2010
Status
Exited
Industry
Business Services
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Micro-Cap
Strategy
Private Equity

Provider of contract research services

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The Riverside Company - TICC Advisory Board Overview


The Riverside Company has built a knowledge base in Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC) related industries over the last 10+ years. However, Riverside does not consider itself an expert by any means. Riverside has assembled a TICC Advisory Board to assist it in further enhancing its knowledge and more effectively evaluating potential opportunities and developing strategies.

The advisory board is a mix of true industry experts who have multiple decades of personal TICC experience and differentiated skill sets like technical & software expertise, sales & marketing, global business development, leadership, training & certification platforms, strategic initiative execution, acquisition integration and long-range planning. Armed with a global perspective, these individuals can add significant value and provide actionable solutions and guidance to any company in the TICC industry, particularly in the life sciences, aerospace & defense and automotive-related segments.

Jeff Eastman

Former CEO, owner at Intertek Alchemy
Expertise: Life Sciences – Food & Agriculture;
Food Safety; Software & Training

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Lori Bestervelt, Ph.D.

Current Director at ChemFORWARD; Former Executive Vice President Chief Science Officer, NSF International
Expertise: Life Sciences – Food & Agriculture;
3rd Party Test Labs; Medical Device; Pharmaceutical

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David Crownover

Former Director, AIB International; Director of Strategic Initiatives, Microbac Laboratories, Inc; Client Service Manager, Merieux NutriSciences – North America
Expertise: Life Sciences – Food Safety; 3rd Party Test Labs

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Ian Fleming

Fomer Executive Vice President – Medical Devices at NSF, Previously Founder/Partner at Avarent, LLC
Expertise: Life Sciences – Medical Devices; Software & Training

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Jim Glenn

Former Founder & CEO at Meritech, Inc, Technical Advisory Board Member, Sterilex
Expertise: Life Sciences – Food & Agriculture; Food Safety

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Hal King, Ph.D.

Current CEO/Founder Public Health Innovations/ Partner Active Food Safety; Former Director, Food & Product Safety at Chick-fil-A
Expertise: Life Sciences – Food & Agriculture; Food Safety

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Michael Koeris

Current Co-Founder & CEO, Stealth Biotech Startup; Founder & CEO, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Corvium
Expertise: Life Sciences – Food & Agriculture; Food Safety; 3rd Party Test Labs; Software & Training

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Andy Rosenblatt

Former Global Director, Business Development, ISR at NSF; Business Development Manager, Delphi Corp
Expertise: Aerospace; Automotive

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