Spire invests in ERI


Spire Capital, a New York-based private equity firm specialising in technology-enabled business services, media, communications and education sectors, has announced an undisclosed investment in ERI Solutions Inc. Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, USA, ERI is a leading provider of regulatory compliance and business risk solutions. Spire is partnering with Nathan Vander Griend, President and CEO of ERI, who will continue to lead the organisation with his management team.

Founded in 2007, ERI provides non-destructive testing, safety, industrial hygiene, environmental and insurance services to over 200 customers, the majority of which are federally mandated, to help clients mitigate business risks and maintain compliance with regulations. The company is utilising a proprietary, cloud-based platform for real-time field service data capture, risk control and compliance management. ERI will use Spire’s financial investment to support its technology platform, expand its customer base and continue innovation.

“My team has done an excellent job working with our clients to provide services to identify and mitigate their business risks,” said Nathan. “This partnership with Spire will allow our team to serve our current and new clients with technology solutions that provide transparency into their testing, inspection, certification and compliance data.”

Anthony Cassano, Partner at Spire Capital, commented: “Nathan has built ERI into a clear leader in its core market, demonstrating his leadership ability, management’s domain expertise and the mission-critical nature of the company’s service offerings. Spire is excited to partner with Nathan and the entire ERI employee base during ERI’s next phase of growth, which will include expansion in the company’s core market, extension into targeted adjacent markets and strategic acquisitions.”