Align Capital Partners’ (ACP) environmental services platform Alliance Source Testing (AST) has acquired METCO Environmental (METCO) from TestAmerica, a subsidiary of Eurofins Scientific (ERFSF).
METCO provides source emissions (or stack) testing services to customers primarily across the Texas and Gulf Coast regions with offices in Dallas, Houston, and Baton Rouge.
METCO is a leader in the region, building a strong reputation for quality over the past 40 years, providing source testing and air emissions services to chemical, oil & gas production and refining, demilitarisation, power generation, and other customers.
“Acquiring METCO adds experienced talent, resources, and expertise to AST, further cementing AST as the leader in the Gulf region and provider of choice for customers with the most complex testing needs,” says AST CEO Chris LeMay.
Rob Patterson, President of METCO, says: “The partnership with AST is an exciting new chapter for METCO’s employees and customers. We have great pride in the personal service we’ve delivered to our customers over the decades; Alliance’s industry-leading service culture stood out to us and is the perfect partnership for the continuation of those efforts.”
AST currently has offices in each of METCO’s core markets. Combining the two companies will deepen existing customer relationships, provide greater service for potential new relationships, and drive operating leverage. AST has a strong national footprint of thirteen offices across Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia with the technical expertise to serve a diverse range of end markets. METCO represents AST’s fourth add-on acquisition since 2015 and the Company will continue to seek add-on acquisition targets for its growing platform.
ACP Managing Partner Rob Langley, says: “METCO and AST are a natural fit given the geographic overlap and similarity of cultures focused on providing the highest quality service to customers. We are excited to continue supporting the AST team as they build the Company’s leadership position within the stack testing sector.”
Operating Partner Dave Perotti, Principal Jack Parks, and Associate Corey Roe worked alongside Langley on the transaction.