“The principals of Water Street were terrific to work with when we decided to divest Sorvall products. DuPont has worked with many private equity firms and the Sorvall transaction stands out as the smoothest and most satisfying, given the success of the business and our employees. In retrospect, the only thing I would have changed was to keep an ownership stake in the business!”

DuPont partnered with the Water Street team in 1996 to divest its Sorvall Laboratory Instruments business. We transformed Sorvall into a global leader in products and services to the laboratory life sciences and drug discovery markets.