Minneapolis, MN – Hennepin Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to U.S. Compliance (the “Company”), a leading provider of environmental, health and safety (“EHS”) compliance management solutions to facilities operating across a variety of end markets throughout North America, on its sale to Susquehanna Private Capital (“SPC”). Fredrikson & Byron acted as U.S. Compliance’s legal counsel.
U.S. Compliance was founded in 1988 to address the compliance requirements facing facility operators amidst expanding workplace safety (OSHA) and environmental (EPA) regulations. The Company delivers comprehensive and site-specific services to EHS compliance decision makers within clients of all sizes – including owners and executives, HR professionals, plant managers and corporate EHS managers – to effectively drive their bottom-line growth while saving lives, preventing injuries and abiding by environmental standards. Leveraging its unique Compliance as a Service (CaaS) subscription model, U.S. Compliance provides an array of specialized services enabling clients to achieve and maintain EHS compliance by acting as an extension of their teams.
Jim Ginther, CEO of U.S. Compliance, commented “Our partnership with SPC represents a pivotal moment in the Company’s history. We are thrilled to find a partner that will help us accelerate our long-term growth plans and find ways to better serve our clients. SPC’s financial resources and proven track record of successfully partnering with businesses to create lasting value will allow U.S. Compliance to scale our team and unlock new opportunities through our best-in-class EHS compliance solutions.”
“Over the last 35 years, U.S. Compliance has established itself as a leader within the EHS compliance industry with a differentiated business model, delivering exceptional and affordable solutions to a robust client base,” said Kyle Squillario, Managing Director at SPC. “We look forward to working with Jim and his team to build upon the Company’s exceptional legacy and reputation in the market.”
Kevin Weaver, Vice President of EHS Strategy at U.S. Compliance added, “SPC’s long-term support and experience scaling businesses will be critical to the next phase of growth for U.S. Compliance. We are proud to further provide and enhance premier EHS solutions to clients who count on U.S. Compliance to deliver exceptional results.”
John McGinley, Vice President at SPC added, “We are excited to partner with Jim, Kevin and the U.S. Compliance team who have built an industry leading business within the highly complex EHS compliance market. The Company’s service offerings align well with its clients’ needs and we look forward to investing in the Company to accelerate its growth throughout North America.”
Regarding Hennepin Partners, Jim Ginther said “We considered a number of options when selecting our M&A advisor, ultimately choosing Hennepin Partners because of the team’s deep expertise in the compliance sector, as well as their track record working with companies possessing a subscription business model. Hennepin Partners leveraged this experience to position our story in a way that ultimately maximized value. Hennepin also ran a very efficient process – from preparing the Company to launch, helping create marketing materials, managing deal communication and driving a tight deal timeline. They played an instrumental role in helping us achieve a really exciting outcome. I would highly recommend the Hennepin Partners team to other business owners interested in exploring their strategic options.”