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Alpina Partners acquires ASI DataMyte’s quality management software division

Funds managed by Alpina Partners have acquired the quality management software division from ASI DataMyte.

In the course of the carve-out of the American parent company, technology investment firm Alpina Partners (“Alpina”) acquired the quality management software division from ASI DataMyte. The existing management team around the managing director Sven Tetzlaff will remain with the company. The international software company will operate under the name QDA Solutions in the future.  
 
Since its foundation in 1987, ASI DataMyte has developed into one of the leading providers of software Solutions in the area of CAQ (Computer Aided Quality Assurance). With the current quality data analysis QDA software suite, the company offers a fully integrated quality management solution, which enables every user to record and to analyse critical quality data in an action-oriented manner for the sustainable optimisation of production processes. According to the company slogan “making data actionable”, all users from production to the top management receive the necessary transparency to make the right decisions for the sustainable company success. Thanks to the modular software architecture, the software solution can be flexibly adapted to the individual requirements of every company. The product portfolio also contains maintenance and individual consulting services. Longstanding customers include leading companies from various industries such as automotive, customer goods, and energy, but also small- and medium-sized enterprises.
 
In the context of “Industrie 4.0”, Alpina’s investment is the next step to build a larger group in the Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) sector differentiated by sustainable growth and innovation. The product and service portfolio is intended to be expanded continuously. In addition to the envisaged organic growth, the group intends to grow by means of add-on acquisitions (buy and build). The foundation was laid in January 2017 through the acquisition of MES Solutions Provider GefaSoft.
 
“We are very excited to have such a strong partner as Alpina on our side. With their additional strengths, we will be able to expand our many years of expertise to our customers, meeting the needs of the 21st century with a broader product portfolio,” says Sven Tetzlaff, Managing Director of the new QDA Solutions.
 
Dr Florian Strehle, Partner at Alpina, says: “Today, the CAQ area is an elementary part of any industrial production process. QDA Solutions is a pioneer in this field and the leading player with an international customer base. The acquisition will extend the portfolio of Alpina in the area of MES by an essential building block.”
 
Alpina is an owner-managed, independent investment firm with approximately EUR300 million in assets under management. The firm focuses on small and mid-sized businesses in Europe with strong technical USPs. Alpina supports entrepreneurs and management teams to implement its growth strategies. Alpina is supported by the European Union through the “Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Program” (CIP).
 
The transaction was led on behalf of Alpina by Dr. Florian Strehle and Christian Thielemann.

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