Warburg Pincus has invested in Food Safety Net Services (FSNS), a provider of laboratory testing services for customers in the food & beverage end-markets.

The company serves a broad range of product categories within the broader food & beverage sector (eg, meat, dairy, produce, dietary supplements, pet food, nutraceuticals, restaurant, ready-to-eat). Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

As part of the investment, FSNS will merge with Certified Group, a leading North American platform provider of testing and regulatory consulting services. Certified Group provides mission critical and time sensitive testing and regulatory consulting services to the food & beverage, supplements & botanicals, cosmetics & personal care, nicotine & cannabis, and other regulated end markets. Warburg Pincus and Tilia Holdings (Tilia), a Chicago-based private investment firm focused exclusively on the food and nutrition supply chain, first invested in Certified Group in 2018. The merger is expected to close in the third quarter.

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Source: Private Equity Wire