Comecer Acquires Veenstra Instruments
Comecer S.p.A. (Costruzioni Meccaniche Certificate), a Castel Bolognese (province of Ravenna), Italy-based world leader in protection technologies applied to nuclear medicine, isolation technology and nuclear power plant equipment, has acquired Veenstra Instruments, a Joure (Friesland), The Netherlands specialist in pharmaceutical and radiation-related safety, control and measurements.
The acquisition aims to create a leader in Europe and one of the major operators worldwide in providing services for nuclear medicine in every aspect – concept, electronics, mechanics and software. The Veenstra product portfolio will increase the offer of Comecer Group and contribute to expand their reference market.
The corporate structures of the two companies will remain unchanged: Veenstra becomes part of Comecer Group maintaining its own brand and specific competences, which will integrate and complete Comecer’s know-how.
The operation was completed with the support of Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR SpA, the private equity vehicle created by the Ministry of the Economy to support the growth of technologically advanced companies, which became a Comecer shareholder in March 2011, through a capital increase. (read here)
Led by CEO Alessia Zanelli, the company produces shielding systems and equipment for special applications used by large industrial groups and research agencies. Customers are hospitals, universities and pharmaceutical industries. It currently employs 180 people and has a turnover of €32m.