River Associates acquires Hoskin Scientific

January 28, 2022

On December 30, 2021, River Associates Investments, LP (“River Associates” or “River”) closed a complex, cross-border acquisition of Hoskin Scientific, Limited, a British Columbia-based distributor of essential test, measurement and monitoring equipment serving the environmental, geotechnical and processing markets throughout Canada with operations in four Canadian provinces.

River funded the transaction with equity from its seventh investment fund (River VII, L.P.). Financing was provided by the Bank of Montreal and PNC Mezzanine Capital.

River Associates is a  lower-middle market private equity firm based in Chattanooga, TN.

Miller Thomson acted as Canadian counsel to River Associates in this transaction with the acquisition team being led by Andrew Cohen with the assistance of Joyce Pong, Vincent Milette, Myriam Bensadoun-Amato, Joshua Sherkin, Josyane Ledoux and Ariane Buono-Guimont (Corporate/M&A); with the financing team being led by Barbara Farina with the assistance  of Luc-Antoine Manneh and Nadim Elkommos (Financial Services); and also involving Andrew Etcovitch (Corporate Tax); David Tsai and Erin Minuk (Labour & Employment); Alexandre Ajami (IP and Data); Daniel Kiselbach (Trade); Stuart Chaimberg, Shannon Sturgeon and Wendy Belisle (Real Estate); Eric Dufour and Reema Mahbubani (Competition); as well as Tamara Farber, Adina Georgescu, Christie McLeod and Roxane Nadeau (Environmental).