Backed by the private equity investment firm, Union Park Capital, KPM Analytics was formed in 2015 with a quest to bring together a portfolio of analytical instrument companies focused in the food, agriculture, and environmental sectors. The ultimate goal is to allow disperse organizations with proven technologies, strong brand recognition, industry expertise and a passion for solving customers problems to thrive together as a strategic group.
Through this united approach, our customers will be better served with a broader, more robust scientific instrumentation offering supported by a global network and application expertise in:
- Food quality and safety
KPM Analytics continues this quest to expand its portfolio of industry experts and premium brands with the most recent acquisition of Chopin Technologies, a French manufacturer providing instrumentation for the quality control of cereals, flours, and their by-products. See our recent posts to learn more about the Chopin, Process Sensors and Unity acquisitions.
KPM Analytics Leadership
Chris McIntire, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Chris McIntire has been involved with mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the analytics space since his early days at Orion Research, Inc., then a small company out of Beverly, MA. With a strong R&D, IT and Operations leadership foundation built during his tenure at Orion, Chris learned how to operate, acquire, and add value from the ground up. Thermo Electron’s acquisition of Orion provided further opportunity for learning. Chris moved into the General Manager’s role for Thermo Electron’s Explosive Detection Business, leading Thermo’s effort to provide the nation’s airports with explosives detection technology in the wake of 9/11.
With a proven leadership record of both organic and inorganic growth through M&A and successfully bringing products to market, Chris joined Nova Analytics, part of Nova Ventures. As an operational leader Chris set and executed the Nova Analytics M&A growth strategy and held a CEO position in Weilheim, Germany, where he lived with his family. Chris returned to Nova’s headquarters in Boston and served as president and COO. Nova Analytics was bought by ITT Corporation, then an $11B multinational, in 2010.
After ITT spun the water focused business forming Xylem Inc., Chris continued as an executive officer of the nearly $4B multinational as President of the Analytics and Treatment Growth Center. Chris spent five years reporting to Xylem’s CEO and was responsible for over $600M in revenue.
Now as CEO of KPM Analytics, a Union Park Capital portfolio company, Chris continues to focus on both organic and inorganic growth backed by M&A strategy, bringing global instrumentation brands and their industry experts together to solve complex problems for their customers.
Union Park Capital is a private equity firm solely focused on lower middle-market Industrial Technology companies. Union Park takes a long-term perspective to help stakeholders build value over time, and drive value creation through profitably growing a business, not financial engineering. Union Park Capital is based in Boston, MA USA and has extensive investments and expertise in the scientific instrument sector. www.union-park.com