Project Description

AlpHa Measurement Solutions

Prairie Capital Fund VI

Location Houston, TX and Shanghai, China
Transaction Type Growth Buyout with Management
Investment Date

December 2018 Analytical Sensors & Instruments and Aurora Scientific Instruments
December 2019 Van London Company


Vertically-integrated engineer and manufacturer of electrodes, analytical sensors and chemical solutions used in a variety of water testing applications

Industry Industrial

Investment Rationale

  • Partnership with management
  • Large and growing market with diverse end market applications
  • Strong reputation for quality and technical expertise
  • Vertically-integrated manufacturing providing wide breadth of capabilities
  • Identified and actionable growth opportunities with new customers and new products

Value Add

  • Human Capital
  • Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • New Products
  • Add-on Acquisitions

The Prairie team distinguished itself not only by outworking its competition, but also by demonstrating the ‘EQ’ that is so critical to a multicultural, entrepreneurial organization such as AlpHa.  Their proven integrity, cultural fit, and deep level of sophistication and market intelligence cemented Prairie as the best partner for our business.

Drew Hall, CEO