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TA Associates to invest in Amann Girrbach

TA Associates, a growth private equity firm, has signed a definitive agreement to invest in Amann Girrbach, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of equipment and consumables for dental reconstruction.

Alpine Equity, formerly Hypo Equity, will sell its stake in Amann Girrbach in this transaction. Additionally, current owners of Amann Girrbach will sell a portion of their stake. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

Amann Girrbach, with approximately 220 employees, develops precision systems and consumables for dental laboratories and exports them to over 70 countries. Research and manufacturing facilities are located in Koblach, Austria, with sales and distribution based in Pforzheim, Germany. The company opened its US facility in 2005 in Spring Hill, Florida.

Oliver Amann and Jutta Girrbach will continue representing the founding families on the board of directors. Marco Ratz, previously head of sales and marketing at Amann Girrbach and the new chief executive of the company, has succeeded Rudolf Schwarzinger as a member of the board.

“We are pleased to welcome TA Associates as an investor in Amann Girrbach,” says Ratz. “TA’s investment will provide additional opportunities to break ground in digital dentistry and maximise our potential for continued growth. Through research and development, and global expansion, we will be able to maintain our leading role in the dental industry.”

“We welcome this partnership with Amann Girrbach,” says Birker B. Bahnsen, a vice president at TA Associates who will join the company’s board of directors. “Amann Girrbach has had many years of success, and there is significant potential for further growth through international expansion and the development of new digital products. We look forward to working closely with the management team.”

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