Lightview Announces Investment Partnership with Clarke Group
Clarke Group LogoINDIANAPOLIS, Ind., September 24, 2015

Clarke Group (Clarke Engineering Services, LLC and Acquire Automation, LLC) announces a new investment partnership with Lightview, Harbert Mezzanine Partners and Tenth Street Capital.

Clarke Engineering supports customers within highly-regulated FDA industries, focusing on mission critical manufacturing and packaging solutions. The delivery model highlights turnkey solutions from initial design, project delivery and validation to ongoing operations and change management support.

Acquire provides machine vision inspection and automation solutions to numerous vertical markets, including life sciences, nutrition, plastics, automotive and aerospace, where quality and identity are essential to business and operations.

“The significant capital and strategic resources now at our disposal allow us to continue our accelerated growth and expand our geographic reach and solutions,” said Clarke Group President John Duffin. “The Clarke Group team is focused on the continued scaling of what is already a great company and offering.”

“We felt Clarke’s value proposition for its pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products manufacturing clients focused around automation efficiency, recall prevention, FDA validation and quality improvement was extremely compelling,” said Rich Erickson.

Duffin and Erickson will join Clarke Group’s Board of Directors, along with Conor Mullet from Lightview, Bill Nutter and Andy Tatman of Tenth Street, and Robert Bourquin of Harbert Mezzanine.

About Clarke Group (Clarke Engineering Services and Acquire Automation)

Clarke Engineering Services is a manufacturing and packaging services provider specializing in:  (A) Validation and Verification; (B) Project Management & Integration; (C) Operations and Change Management; and (D) Engineering – Subject Matter Expertise (including Automation, Packaging, Serialization and Vision).

Acquire Automation is an automation solutions provider specializing in: (A) Vision Systems; (B) Automation Services; and (C) Custom Equipment. For more, visit and