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Limerston Capital portfolio company Forensic Access acquires FTS (Forensic Testing Service)

27 October 2023 - Limerston Capital LLP (“Limerston Capital”) is pleased to announce that Limerston Capital Partners I, L.P. portfolio company Forensic Access Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of analytical services to the legal, policing and clinical sectors, has acquired FTS, a best-in-class provider of toxicology testing services designed for Family Law and Childcare Proceedings.

Limerston acquired Forensic Access in 2020 through a management buy-out and the company has since completed four bolt-on acquisitions prior to this one adding capabilities in toxicology (ASI Ltd), anthropological and ecological forensics and external training capabilities (Alecto Forensics), and digital and cyber investigations (IntaForensics and Faraday Forensics).

Located in West Yorkshire, FTS’s complimentary services, technical skills and accreditations will provide the opportunity to increase capacity for Forensic Access’s existing toxicology business as well as expand and diversify the client base.

Limerston Capital is a private equity firm targeting UK businesses with EBITDA of between £5 million and £15 million. It partners with management teams to help build them into industry leaders through buy-and-build and operational transformation.

Victoria Wood, Operating Partner of Limerston Capital said, “Since our investment in Forensic Access in 2020 the company has followed a fantastic acquisitive strategy working with Limerston’s in-house team of operating partners. FTS is the fifth bolt-on investment and puts Forensic Access well on its way to achieving its growth targets.”

For more information, please contact:

Martim Avillez, Limerston Capital Founding Partner


Caroline Villiers +44 (0)7808 585184

Charlotte Balbirnie +44 (0)7989 528421

Founded in 2015 by James Paget, João Rosa and Martim Avillez, London based Limerston Capital pursues control investments in UK mid-market companies and seeks to create value through the firm’s buy-and-build and operationally focused model. The firm targets businesses with EBITDA of between £5 million and £15 million that have a solid value proposition, but have potential for operational improvements, have mispriced underlying returns on capital and provide opportunities for strategic repositioning via consolidation.

About Forensic Access Group

Forensic Access Group is one of the UK’s leading specialist providers of forensic, scientific, and analytical services.

Forensic Access Group is a unique collaboration of forensic companies including Forensic Access, IntaForensics, Alecto Forensics and Analytical Services International (ASI). Through our in-house team of scientists and our extensive network of peer-reviewed professionals, we bring unrivalled forensic science and analytical services to your doorstep. All our specialists are experts in their own discipline, giving you access to the very best forensic science support. Together, the group has a vast network of forensic scientists, experts and practitioners and offers a full range of services to public, private, commercial, and niche customers.


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