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Serent Capital Portfolio Company Aftermath Acquired by Abry Partners

April 26, 2019

San Francisco, CA - April 26, 2019 – Serent Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on investing in fast-growing software and services businesses, announced today that its portfolio company Aftermath, the leading national provider of biohazard management, crime scene and trauma cleanup services, has been acquired by Abry Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm.

Founded in 1996 and based in Aurora, Illinois, Aftermath provides professional and compassionate biohazard and crime scene cleanup services to families, employers, and communities after traumatic events. The company also provides awareness training to law enforcement agencies, first responders, medical examiners, and other professionals to educate them on the hazards of bloodborne pathogens and appropriate safety procedures. 

“Serent has been a wonderful partner to us and has played a key role in our success,” said Doug Berto, CEO of Aftermath. “Their support has helped to rapidly expand our presence and capabilities across the nation, including opening 12 new locations, while remaining true to our mission. We are delighted with where we have taken Aftermath together and are excited for what comes next.”  

“Congratulations to the Aftermath team on their success,” said David Kennedy, Partner and Co-Founder of Serent Capital. “The executive team built has worked extraordinarily hard to serve an increasing number of customers at their time of need. We are appreciative of their hard work and the strong results that they have achieved. It has been a great partnership together.”   

MHT Partners acted as the sole financial advisor to Serent.

About Serent Capital

Serent Capital invests in growing businesses that have developed compelling solutions that address their customers' needs. As those businesses grow and evolve, the opportunities and challenges that they face change with them. Principals at Serent Capital have firsthand experience at capturing those opportunities and navigating these difficulties through their experiences as CEOs, strategic advisors and board members to successful growing businesses. By bringing its expertise and capital to bear, Serent helps growing businesses thrive.

Serent Capital invests in profitable, growing service companies. We typically invest in founder-led companies and often represent the first institutional capital in the company. We are highly selective, choosing to invest in only a handful of businesses each year. Our selectivity ensures that all our companies receive the attention and expertise that they need. Learn more about our portfolio companies.

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