BIRMINGHAM, AL, February 2, 2017 – Founders Investment Banking, LLC is pleased to announce that Schauenburg Group, a prominent family-owned holding company in Germany, has acquired the assets of Occupational Health Dynamics, Inc. (OHD) of Birmingham, AL. OHD was exclusively advised by principals of Founders Investment Banking.
OHD provides industrial hygiene instrumentation and services to a variety of occupational safety markets including general industry, manufacturing, first responders, and government. OHD’s world-class management team, innovative culture, and long runway for growth all contributed to a strong investment thesis for the buyer.
Schauenburg Group functions as a holding company dedicated to industrial enterprises. The emphasis is on profitable businesses managed by skilled individuals and specializing in niche technologies. With well-established traditions and the future firmly in its sights, Schauenburg Group is a modern, internationally oriented group of companies.
Gene Bazemore, Managing Director and Head of the Industrial Technology Practice at Founders, stated, “The partnership is a perfect match for both companies. OHD will further expedite its success by joining Schauenburg’s international platform, while Schauenburg adds another innovative instrumentation technology company to its group of enterprises.”
Mr. Coats noted “I can’t tell you how much this company has positively impacted my life. What excites me is the opportunity to see OHD reach new heights through this new partnership.” Andy went on to say that he is excited for the future of his employees and the opportunity that it provides them. He concluded by saying, “I want to thank everyone who has provided this opportunity for OHD to become a market leader by passionately protecting the health of the world’s workforce.”
The transaction closed on January 31, 2017 and was led by Duane P. Donner II and Gene Bazemore.
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About OHD, Inc.
OHD (Occupational Health Dynamics) provides industrial hygiene instrumentation and services to a variety of occupational safety markets including general industry, manufacturing, first responders, and government. The company’s key products include the OHD Quantifit respirator fit tester and a range of other industry-leading occupational safety instruments. Andy Coats founded OHD, Inc. in 1992. The OHD team, since that time, successfully grew the company from a local distribution company to a leading international provider of industrial safety technology solutions.
About Schauenburg Group
Schauenburg Group functions as a holding company dedicated to industrial enterprises. Schauenburg’s emphasis is on profitable businesses managed by skilled individuals and specializing in niche technologies. With well-established traditions and the future firmly in its sights, Schauenburg Group is a modern, internationally oriented group of companies.