March 31, 2021
Gauge Capital Announces Strategic Investment in EMSAR

Gauge Capital announced that it has partnered with the management of EMSAR, LLC (“EMSAR” or “the Company”) on a recapitalization. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, EMSAR is a leading independent service organization (“ISO”) that provides equipment maintenance and repair services to manufacturers and end-users in the healthcare, power, retail, and security industries. EMSAR has more than 350 employed, skilled technicians across the country and parts of Canada that allow the Company to be the partner-of-choice for quick, reliable, and quality maintenance and repairs. Additionally, EMSAR offers several solutions in the broader equipment space, including depot repair, installation, logistics management, project management, training & education, and parts distribution.

“Our recent partnership with Gauge Capital begins a new, energizing time for our company. There is a clear need for a single-field service partner who can support the critical equipment belonging to OEMs and end-users across North America. We look forward to continuing to expand our footprint to better serve our customers wherever and whenever they have a need,” said Luc Vallieres, CEO of EMSAR. Tim Newman, President and CFO, added, “We see a lot of opportunities to grow our business, both organically and through acquisitions, with a growth-oriented partner in Gauge. We will continue our strategy of being the ideal landing spot for founders looking to sell or grow their business and the preferred partner for customers seeking a nationwide solution, excellent service, and lower total cost of ownership for their mission critical equipment.”

Drew Johnson, Managing Partner at Gauge Capital, said, “We are excited to partner with EMSAR and to support Luc, Tim, and the rest of the management team in continuing to build a best-in-class enterprise. They have been a key partner for their long-tenured customers, and we look forward to continuing to help them grow the business.”

“We’re excited about the opportunity to partner with EMSAR, who has established themselves as the leading player in the biomedical equipment repair market and to work with management to execute on a myriad of organic and M&A opportunities over the coming years,” said David Friedman, Principal at Gauge Capital.

About EMSAR (

Founded in 1993, EMSAR is a service solutions provider offering services and repairs across a diverse set of vertical industries. EMSAR has a footprint that extends across the U.S. and into some parts of Canada. In addition to field service and repair, EMSAR provides installation, logistics support, training & education and supply chain solutions for its customers.


Gauge Capital is a private equity firm that partners with founders, managers and equity stakeholders of successful middle market companies to maximize their potential. Gauge invests in rapidly growing services and technology-enabled companies in the healthcare services, business services, industrial, consumer and food sectors. For more information, please contact Andrew Peix, Managing Director of Business Development at