Boothwyn, PA - December 10, 2019
NIELSEN-KELLERMAN ACQUIRES AMBIENT WEATHER, EXPANDING PRODUCT OFFERINGS TO INCLUDE WEATHER STATIONS AND WEATHER DATA DASHBOARD
NK will add weather stations and a cloud-based weather dashboard to its Kestrel Instruments division
Nielsen-Kellerman, Inc. ("NK" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the add-on acquisition of Ambient Weather, LLC ("Ambient Weather"). Ambient Weather is a market leader in weather stations and online weather data display, and also offers a variety of other environmental monitoring instruments.
The NK team believes that the strategic combination of the capabilities of Nielsen-Kellerman and Ambient Weather will greatly expand the Company's ability to deliver accurate weather measurements and awareness to a broad spectrum of customers from home users to professional. NK's Kestrel® Weather and Environmental Instruments brand is already known for enabling accurate and reliable on-the-spot environmental measurements for professionals and enthusiasts in dozens of applications. The addition of fixed weather stations and a powerful and intuitive weather dashboard with threshold notifications as well as Amazon Alexa®, Google Home® and IFTTT integration will create exciting new opportunities for innovation and growth.
"Ambient and Kestrel represent an ideal partnership for bringing accurate, accessible weather monitoring to people when and where they need it," said Alix James, Nielsen-Kellerman’s CEO. “Together we offer a complete suite of weather products for every customer and working together will supercharge our efforts to make weather data shareable and more collaborative for anyone," said Ed Edelman, Chief Technology Officer and Founder at Ambient Weather. "No matter where you live or what business you're in, weather impacts your activities on a daily basis. I'm energized by the potential of these two brands joining forces."
Nielsen-Kellerman is a market leader in manufacturing tools for environmental monitoring across a wide range of professions. Kestrel Instruments and Kestrel Ballistics are NK brand product lines that are used and trusted around the globe. Renowned for their extreme accuracy and reliability, Kestrel meters and data loggers are relied on by professionals in firefighting, HazMat, military, meteorology and other demanding markets. Nielsen-Kellerman is also recognized worldwide for its high-performance line of waterproof speed measurement, timing, and rugged audio systems for competitive rowers and watersport athletes at NK Sports. NK is proud to be both a recognized leader in Lean Manufacturing and process improvement and an award-winning top workplace. For more information, visit www.nkhome.com. Nielsen-Kellerman has been backed by Clearview Capital since 2017.
About Clearview Capital
Founded in 1999, Clearview Capital is a private investment firm specializing in the acquisition and recapitalization of lower-middle market companies in North America in the business services, healthcare services, manufacturing and specialized distribution industries. Since inception, the Clearview Capital team has completed more than 100 transactions in a wide variety of industries. Clearview Capital is currently making investments from Clearview Capital Fund IV, L.P., a $550 million vehicle. The firm is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut and has an additional office in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit www.clearviewcap.com.
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