Acquisition of PureSafety

Technology & Services
Acquisition of PureSafety


Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Underwriters Laboratories


Underwriters Laboratories (“UL”) recently completed its acquisition of PureSafety. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

UL is a premier global independent safety science company with more than 117 years of history. Employing more than 9,000 professionals in over 100 countries, UL has five distinct business units -- Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, University and Verification Services. In 2010, UL evaluated more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems with 20 billion UL Marks appearing on approximately 70,000 manufacturers' products. PureSafety is the latest addition to UL's fast growing training and advisory services practice, which provides relevant data, information and business intelligence to UL's worldwide customer base.

PureSafety is a leading provider of comprehensive workforce health and safety solutions, offering innovative software and services that protect the well-being of workers, ensure organizational compliance and peace of mind and drive measurable business improvement. The company serves more than 1,500 organizations in more than 20 major industries, including manufacturing, health care, construction, distribution and energy, and encompasses 35% of the Fortune 100 companies.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Andrew Snow (312) 609-4972
Chris Cooper (312) 609-5490
Technology & Services
Acquisition of PureSafety
December 2011
UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.)
Technology & Services
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America