Technical Safety Services (“TSS” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), announced that it has acquired CEPA Operations, Inc. (“CEPA”). Based in Ontario, California, CEPA, is a provider of regulatory certification services for controlled environment equipment used in mission-critical pharmaceutical and healthcare settings.

TSS is a leading provider of testing, inspection, certification, and calibration (“TICC”) services to customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare and other life sciences end markets. TSS provides on-site technical services mandated to occur at regular intervals to ensure all clients remain in compliance with regulatory standards. The Company’s services are performed across the lifecycle of a customer facility and ensure the compliant operation of controlled environments such as clean rooms, bio-safety cabinets, medical gas systems, high-purity water systems, laboratory equipment and more. TSS was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California.

Marc Boreham, President of TSS, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome CEPA to TSS. The acquisition of CEPA further bolsters our commitment to delivering high-quality, essential services to our customers. In addition, its proximity to our existing Southern California operations will strengthen TSS’s industry-leading position in this key geographic region.”

Matthew Rich, Partner at LLCP, stated, “We are excited to deepen our partnership with TSS through this acquisition, another important step in the highly successful strategic M&A program executed by the Company’s leadership team. This acquisition will further enhance TSS’s capabilities to deliver best-in-class support to its clients who play a critical role in advancing health and human safety.”

TSS is a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners VI, L.P.