Wildlife International has been sold to Evans Analytical Group, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners. Wildlife was a portfolio company of The Riverside Company. Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Wildlife and Riverside.
Lincoln International (“Lincoln”), a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that Wildlife International, Ltd. (“Wildlife”) has been sold to Evans Analytical Group, Inc. (“EAG”), a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC. Wildlife was a portfolio company of The Riverside Company (“Riverside”).
Founded in 1976 and based in Easton, Maryland, Wildlife is a leading global contract research organization specializing in critical, higher-tier ecotoxicology and environmental fate testing services. Wildlife offers a full suite of laboratory regulatory testing services to assess the impact of agricultural, industrial, pharmaceutical and animal health products on the environment. Wildlife’s clients rely on these services to ensure that all of their existing and prospective products comply with environmental safety regulations.
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Wildlife and Riverside, working closely with the management team and shareholders throughout the sale process. This included providing advisory expertise and managing the preparatory, marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.
Joe Lee, a Principal at Riverside, commented, “Through an aggressive, global marketing effort, Lincoln created a highly competitive process resulting in an outstanding outcome for both Riverside and Wildlife’s management team. From top to bottom and beginning to end, Lincoln’s execution expertise, access to key decision makers, industry knowledge and process guidance proved invaluable throughout the sale process.”
Mark Jaber, Wildlife’s Chief Executive Officer, added, “Lincoln’s unique insights, drawn from the firm’s extensive experience in the environmental services and healthcare sectors, enabled them to share our story in a compelling manner and ultimately resulted in an exceptional outcome. EAG provides us with a tremendous growth platform and is the right strategic partner for Wildlife moving forward.”
About The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring growing businesses valued at up to $200 million (€200 million in Europe). Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 300 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 70 companies.
About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and pension advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With thirteen offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest.