Carlyle to acquire Tescan

Published: 30.01.2023 Related countries:  U.S.A. U.S.A.

In a news release American investment company Carlyle announced its plans to acquire Czech company TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING, the last independent player in the sector of electron microscopy, micro-computed tomography, and related software solutions.

Global investment firm Carlyle (USA) has agreed to acquire a majority stake in TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING, a.s. (Czech Republic).

TESCAN is a leading global developer and supplier of scanning electron microscopes, focused ion beam scanning electron microscopes, micro-CT scanners, and 4D scanning transmission electron microscopes. TESCAN was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic.

In 2013 TESCAN and ORSAY PHYSICS formed TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING. These two businesses pioneered major developments in the fields of scanning electron microscope technology and focused ion beam technology, respectively. The group operates two production facilities in Brno, Czech Republic, and Fuveau, France, which are responsible for its end-to-end in-house production.

Carlyle will aim to support TESCAN’s growth as a leading developer and supplier of cutting-edge analytical instruments by enhancing its position as a high-end manufacturer of devices targeting the most complex analysis use cases, investing in new products, and further internationalizing the business.


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