Alantra advised Quadriga Capital on the sale of Alicona Imaging to US-based Bruker Corporation

SECTORIndustrial Automation & Machinery


Sep 2018
Sell-side advisory

Alantra, a global investment banking and asset management company focused on the mid-market segment has advised funds advised by Quadriga Capital Private Equity Fund IV LP (“Quadriga Capital”) on the sale of Alicona Imaging GmbH (“Alicona”), a provider of high-resolution optical 3D metrology solutions, to Bruker Corporation (“Bruker”) for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is subject to customary merger control approval.

After advising on the sale of its former sister company M&R Automation in 2017, we were very pleased to also support Quadriga Capital and Alicona on this project. The transaction was led by an integrated team from Alantra’s Frankfurt and Vienna offices, supported by Alantra’s international offices for local buyer contacts.

Dr. Stefan Scherer, co-CEO of Alicona: “We would like to thank the Alantra team for their great support during the entire process. As founders and Co-CEOs of Alicona, we always felt very well prepared, which allowed us to balance our focus between running our business during an important new product launch and supporting this highly competitive auction process.”

“We engaged Alantra to set up a process tailored towards international strategic acquirers, reflecting the high-tech niche nature of Alicona. They did a great job involving all relevant international players and kept up the competitive tension throughout the entire process. We are extremely satisfied with the outcome”, added Philipp Jacobi, Managing Partner of Quadriga Capital Eigenkapitalberatung GmbH.

“Alicona did an excellent job expanding its metrology products towards industrial applications close to the manufacturing environment, following the developments in industrial automation and smart manufacturing”, added Christian Lang, Director at Alantra. “This nicely complements our Industrial Automation & Machinery coverage with a strong credential in industrial metrology.”

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