Nasco, a portfolio company of EagleTree Capital, has divested Whirl-Pak to Filtration Group, an affiliate of Madison Industries


Whirl-Pak® is a leader in sterilized sampling and testing, delivering trusted solutions that ensure sampling and testing results of the highest integrity. Serving mission-critical applications across end markets, including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, water and contract testing, Whirl-Pak’s® broad product portfolio with innovative design features are trusted by end users around the world. Founded in 1959 and based in Madison, Wisconsin, for over 60 years, Whirl-Pak® has pursued its mission of making the world a safer place — one sample at a time. For more information, please visit www.whirl-pak.com.

The Deal

Filtration Group, an affiliate of Madison Industries, acquired Whirl-Pak®, which expands its offerings in food safety, pharmaceuticals and other mission-critical life sciences applications. The addition of Whirl-Pak® aligns with Filtration Group’s mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive by providing mission-critical filtration solutions that are designed to enable advanced healthcare capabilities, provide clean air and drive productivity.

Our Perspective

Whirl-Pak® has an impressive history and is known as the trusted brand in the industry with a reputation for best-in-class quality, reliable and durable products. Lincoln International’s deep understanding of the market position and business model, as well as industry trends and tailwinds, were key to optimally positioning the opportunity to attract strong interest. The knowledge of strategic buyers and thesis-driven private equity groups in the life science products sector allowed for a targeted, expeditious process. The sampling and testing market continues to be an attractive sector that is supported by numerous favorable tailwinds, including a heightened focus on testing and safety around the world. This transaction highlights Lincoln’s expertise within life science products and more specifically within specimen collection and testing applications.

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