Ambienta Acquires Mikrotron

Ambienta, a European private equity fund specialized in environmental investments, acquired Mikrotron, an Eching, Germany-based provider of high-speed machine vision cameras.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

Founded 40 years ago by Bernhard Mindermann and led by Christian Pilzer, managing director, Mikrotron manufactures vision solutions, with a focus on high-speed cameras and recording systems for application in a variety of different industries. The company has €9m in revenues and double-digit EBITDA margins.

Mikrotron, together with Brescia, Italy-based Tattile, one of the pioneers in the machine vision sector, which Ambienta purchased in 2012, will constitute the core of LakeSight Technologies, the consolidation project backed by Ambienta aimed at building a European leader in the machine vision sector comprised of smaller synergic players that can share sales channels, management resources and investment programs. Ambienta’s end goal is to create a unique player with sales in the €40-50m range and global sales reach.



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