Riverside In Talks To Buy Sencore

The Riverside Company is in talks to buy Sencore Inc., a Sioux Falls, S.D.-based electronics company, according to a government filing and a source with knowledge of the talks.

Sencore makes measuring instruments used in troubleshooting by broadcasters, manufacturers of broadcast hardware, video production engineers, cable operators, and retailers of audio and video and audio products. Its Web site sounds a note of growth and ambition to adapt to the digital industry, which could explain the attraction of selling to or partnering with The Riverside Company, which has operations around the world and specializes in expanding U.S.-based companies abroad. “Sencore is preparing itself for new challenges and forming global alliances to stay on top of the industry,” its website states.

The company employs approximately 200 people in manufacturing, fabrication, engineering, sales, application engineering, accounting and other administrative positions. Herb Bowden, a former television engineer, founded the company in 1951, after making his first instrument in his garage during evenings, according to the company’s Web site. His son, CEO Alan Bowden, is listed as the seller in the government filing…

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