Inverness Graham Announces Acquisition of Electron Microscopy Sciences

First Investment in a Broader Life Sciences Manufacturing & Distribution Platform

Philadelphia, PA, January 13, 2021 – Inverness Graham Investments, a private investment firm that acquires innovative tech-enabled manufacturing, service and software companies, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Electron Microscopy Sciences (“EMS”). Based in Hatfield, PA, EMS manufactures and distributes lab consumables and equipment for the microscopy, general research, and other ancillary lab research markets. Inverness Graham’s investment in EMS is the result of a proactive, targeted search in the life sciences manufacturing & distribution market.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Stacie and the team at EMS to continue to solidify their position as a thought leader and go-to provider of microscopy, histology and sample prep reagents and consumables used in research lab settings,” stated Paul Nolen, Managing Principal of Inverness Graham. “We believe we are well positioned to partner with management to aggressively invest in new product offerings & capabilities, strengthen operations & infrastructure, and pursue complementary add-on acquisitions to help us expand into high-growth adjacent markets with new, targeted products.”

Stacie Kirsch, who will continue as President of EMS, stated “I’m thrilled to partner with Inverness Graham to build on the tremendous growth EMS has achieved. We look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service to both existing and new customers by leveraging the additional operating and financial resources Inverness has to offer.”

Inverness and EMS together are looking for add-on acquisitions that provide lab consumables and chemicals to a diverse range of research markets. Paul Hastings LLP advised Inverness Graham. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


Headquartered in Newtown Square, PA, Inverness Graham is an operationally focused private investment firm that has raised ~$1 Billion of assets. Inverness Graham acquires innovative tech-enabled manufacturing, service and software companies. Our approach is as unique as our heritage. Founded by senior executives of the Graham Group, a family-owned multinational industrial concern, we bring unparalleled resources developed over a 50-year operating history to support our portfolio companies. Inverness Graham partners with businesses to provide the financial and operational support necessary to accelerate growth while enabling owners to achieve their key liquidity objectives.