Industrial & Life Sciences Technology Background

SFW's principals have a long history of investing in and supporting the growth of leading industrial and life sciences technology businesses. This includes manufacturing, service, software and distribution businesses that share one or more of the following value propositions:

  • Accelerate product development and scientific advancement
  • Enhance decision-making processes with more and higher-quality data
  • Ensure consumer and worker safety
  • Increase productivity and efficiency
  • Drive assurance and compliance with industry standards
  • Increase equipment uptime and reduce maintenance costs
Industrial & Life Sciences Technology Focus Areas
Instrumentation, Life Sciences Tools, and Measuring Devices
  • Instrumentation
  • Test and measurement devices
  • Sensors and monitors
  • Life sciences tools
  • Diagnostic devices and equipment
  • Controls and process instruments
Lab & Industrial Automation
  • Product and fluid handling
  • Sample preparation
  • Automated assembly equipment
  • Robotics and motion control
  • Inspection systems
Production & Processing Equipment
  • Lab products and apparatus
  • Critical production and processing equipment
Critical Outsourced Services
  • Test, Inspection, Certification and Compliance services
  • Testing labs
  • Integrators and VARs
  • Outsourced pharmaceutical services (e.g. CRO, CDMO, consulting)
  • Specialty distribution
Components and Consumables
  • High-value chemicals, reagents and standards
  • Proprietary parts
  • Differentiated consumables
  • Testing and monitoring kits
Software, Informatics, and HCIT
  • Industrial and manufacturing software
  • Utilities software
  • Life sciences software and bioinformatics
Food, Agriculture & Beverage
Discrete & Process Manufacturing
Transportation - Rail, Marine, Trucking & Logistics

Industrial and Public Infrastructure
Energy & Power
Aerospace & Defense
Brian Mitchell
Brian Mitchell served as the CEO of Spectro Scientific and is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Filtec.
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  • CEO, Spectro Scientific
  • Board Member, Filtec
  • President & CEO, Polychromix Inc.

SFW’s unique sector-focused experience and business building expertise proved to be incredibly valuable to Spectro as we made substantial investments to pursue our strategy. SFW’s support and the resources they provided allowed us to develop a truly unique position in the market for predictive analytics for maintenance, enabling us to serve our customers more effectively and create significant opportunities for our employees and business partners.

Brian Mitchell
Brett Williams
Brett Williams served as the CEO of Essen Bioscience.
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  • CEO, Essen Bioscience
  • VP & General Manager, Life Technologies

We are incredibly proud of the transformational investments and improvements we enacted with the support and guidance of SFW, which strengthened Essen’s organic growth and leading innovative position in cell-based life science research, while positioning us for our next stage of growth.

Brett Williams