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JENSEN HUGHES Acquires CASE Forensics Corporation

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Combines leading players in forensic and consulting engineering services

JENSEN HUGHES (the “Company”), the global market leader in fire protection engineering, fire code consulting, and related life safety services, announced that it has completed the acquisition of CASE Forensics Corporation (“CASE”). CASE, headquartered in Seattle with nine offices throughout the Western U.S., is an industry leader in providing forensic science and engineering consulting services to risk managers, property owners, manufacturers, attorneys, insurance companies, and various government entities. CASE’s multidisciplinary team of consultants, architects, scientists, and engineers provide scientific analysis, forensic & laboratory testing, and litigation support and expert testimony services for complex technical situations. JENSEN HUGHES is majority-owned by Gryphon Investors, a middle market private equity firm based in San Francisco, which purchased the Company in partnership with management in December 2015. This is the third acquisition that JENSEN HUGHES has completed in 2016. Terms of this transaction were not disclosed.

JENSEN HUGHES and CASE are two of the leading firms in the forensic science and engineering consulting industry and this combination increases the technical expertise and resources available to both firms. This acquisition further supports JENSEN HUGHES’ specialized science, research, and litigation consulting services which the Company provides worldwide through its more than 70 offices in North America, Asia, and the Middle East.

“We are extremely excited to have completed the strategic acquisition of CASE, one of the leading forensic science and consulting firms in the United States,” stated JENSEN HUGHES CEO Phil Rogers. “CASE shares with JENSEN HUGHES a strong commitment to technical excellence while providing clients scientifically based findings in a clear, timely, and professional manner. Both firms have an unwavering focus on superior customer service which has led to long-standing relationships with clients and business partners.”

“The communicated mission and vision of both JENSEN HUGHES and Gryphon Investors coupled with the combined breadth of technical offerings, talent base, global office footprint, and commitment to expansion and growth, provides both significant opportunities for our employees and additional resources to our clients,” added Kevin Lewis, President of CASE.

Dan Gottuk, Technical Director and leader of JENSEN HUGHES’ Forensic and Litigation Services Group, stated, “This combination is beneficial to both firms and enhances our capabilities in providing high quality solutions to our clients. CASE’s in-house lab and testing facilities enhance our ability to provide comprehensive forensic analysis and testing services to support our global clients.”


JENSEN HUGHES, Inc. (JENSEN HUGHES) is a leading provider of specialty engineering services to the built environment and the global market leader in the fire protection engineering, fire code consulting, and risk informed analysis services industry. The Company’s engineers, consultants, and scientists develop and deliver innovative and cost effective solutions to a global client base involving fire protection systems design and analysis, code consulting, probabilistic risk assessments, forensic engineering, fire research, risk-informed applications and development and testing, commissioning, and security services. Operating from offices throughout North America, Asia, and the Middle East, JENSEN HUGHES consulting teams participate on projects around the globe. For more information visit

About CASE Forensics

Founded in 1991, CASE Forensics Corporation (CASE) provides highly technical forensic and engineering consulting services, scientific analysis, and expert testimony and litigation support to clients worldwide. CASE service offerings include fire and explosion investigations, building damage assessments and structural failures, historic building preservation, remediation design services, construction defect investigations, accident reconstruction, and product failure analysis. CASE’s extensive in-house laboratories and field equipment render qualitative and quantitative analyses, as well as, characterizations of industrial-type materials and by-products. For more information  visit

About Gryphon Investors

Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors is a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management. With over $2 billion of cumulative equity commitments, Gryphon prioritizes investment opportunities where it can form proactive partnerships with owners and executives to build leading companies, utilizing Gryphon’s capital, specialized professional resources, and operational expertise.


For Gryphon:

Caroline Luz

Lambert & Co.


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