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Carlyle focuses on deal for optics specialist Meopta

Global investment firm Carlyle has agreed to acquire Meopta Optika (Meopta), a manufacturer of optical, opto-mechanical, and opto-electronic solutions founded in 1933 and headquartered in Prerov, Czech Republic. The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Meopta is a vertically integrated developer and manufacturer of high-precision specialised industrial and handheld optical, opto-mechanical, and opto-electronic solutions. 

Carlyle will seek to support Meopta’s growth in partnership with its management team through an increased focus on R&D, expanding the range of end markets, expanding its international presence through the creation of a direct sales network, and improving its company operations.
Equity for the investment will be provided by the Carlyle Europe Partners platform, which invests in European opportunities across a range of sectors and industries, and the Carlyle Europe Technology Partners platform, which invests in lower mid-market and growth technology companies across Europe. The Rausnitz family will retain a minority ownership stake in Meopta.

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