Mergers & Acquisitions

SPL acquires Alcor Petrolab

SPL acquires Alcor Petrolab

SPL, a portfolio company of Industrial Growth Partners (IGP), has acquired the business and assets of Alcor Petrolab. No financial terms were disclosed.

SPL is a leading independent provider of critical outsourced hydrocarbon measurement, analysis and reporting services for oil and gas production and transport in the United States. SPL was acquired by Industrial Growth Partners, along with management, in September 2016.

Alcor Petrolab, headquartered in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., is an independent laboratory that offers a wide range of testing services for liquid fuels, lubricants, petroleum products and plastics.

The company offers a wide variety of highly-specialized tests for jet fuel, diesel fuel, gasoline, ethanol, biodiesel, lubricants, grease, hydraulic fluids, heat transfer fluids, crude oil, refinery intermediates, elastomers and plastics.

“The acquisition of Alcor adds significant engineering and laboratory talent, as well as unique and proprietary test protocols and equipment, to the SPL family. Alcor provides a differentiated entry point into the downstream market and we look forward to partnering with the Alcor team to continue growing our combined business by providing world-class services to our customers,” said Ian Milne, president and CEO of SPL.

Industrial Growth Partners continues to seek add-on acquisitions that can enhance SPL’s position as a leading provider of critical outsourced hydrocarbon measurement, analysis and reporting services. Founded in 1997, IGP is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with USD 2.2 billion of equity capital raised since inception. The firm invests exclusively in middle-market companies in the industrial and industrial services sector in partnership with management teams.

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