New York, NY, May 4, 2021 – NMS Capital (“NMS”), announced today a new executive partnership with Mark van Horck to pursue platform investments in the Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (“TICC”) industry. Mr. van Horck has joined NMS’s Operating Executive Council (“OEC”), which is comprised of experienced industry leaders and operating executives. NMS OEC members work alongside NMS and portfolio management, bringing their deep industry knowledge, expertise and relationships to our companies. Together, NMS and Mr. van Horck will actively work to identify, partner with, and build industry leading TICC businesses.
Mr. van Horck is a highly accomplished TICC executive with 22 years of US and International experience in this industry. He has a track record of significant value creation within numerous end-markets, including Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Electrical & Electronics, Business Systems Certification, Trade and Government Services, as well as Industrial Services. Mr. van Horck’s career spans key leadership roles with the world’s two largest TICC companies, Eurofins and SGS.
Mr. van Horck commented, “I’m excited to join NMS’ OEC as I have known NMS for several years and have seen their value-added partnership-driven approach prove successful with their portfolio companies. Their extensive knowledge and experience in the TICC sector, their deliberate, theme-driven approach to investing, and the support they provide to their portfolio companies to drive organic and M&A growth make them an ideal partner.”
“Having consulted with Mark for a number of years, NMS is thrilled to expand our partnership to build upon our experience within the TICC and Business Services industries,” said Noel Jeon, Managing Director at NMS. “Throughout his career, Mark has shown his ability to drive operational success in a number of key leadership roles, and he brings tremendous industry knowledge, operational experience and relationships in the TICC industry.”
“Mark and NMS have a shared vision and level of excitement of the long-term opportunities within the TICC industry,” added Kevin Jordan, Managing Partner at NMS. “Our combined experience in the industry, coupled with our extensive industry relationships, differentiates and solidifies NMS as a true value-added partner to companies looking to drive excellence in TICC.”
NMS has a strong track record within the TICC industry and complementary Business Services companies, including Exo (asset inspection and remediation services of critical infrastructure), Treeways (regulated vegetation management services) and Safety Management Group (EHS services).
About NMS Capital:
NMS Capital is a New York headquartered private investment firm specializing in strategic equity investments and leveraged buyouts of lower middle market companies. The firm was formed through the spin-out of a group of portfolio companies from Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division. NMS focuses on companies headquartered in the U.S. poised to benefit from sustainable growth trends with particular concentration on companies in Business Services and Healthcare Services. For additional information on NMS, please visit the firm’s website at www.nms-capital.com.