Capiton sells LAP Group to IK Investment Partners

18. June 2019

Lüneburg/ Hamburg — IK Invest­ment Part­ners acqui­res LAP Group from capi­ton. Foun­ded in 1984, LAP is head­quar­te­red in Lüne­burg and opera­tes three produc­tion sites with around 350 employees. The company is a leading provi­der of laser projec­tion and laser measu­re­ment systems, quality assu­rance soft­ware, and hard­ware used in radia­tion therapy. The company has a diver­si­fied custo­mer base in niche markets in the health­care and indus­trial sectors. The company has estab­lished a special posi­tion in systems used to posi­tion pati­ents for medi­cal exami­na­ti­ons and treatments.

In 2018, LAP gene­ra­ted sales of around 60 million euros. Toge­ther with IK, the company plans to open up new appli­ca­tion areas and expand its promi­sing soft­ware solu­ti­ons for quality assurance.

Team IK Invest­ment Part­ners: Anders Peters­son, Alex­an­der Dokters, Daniel-Vito Günther
Buyer finan­cial advi­sor: Quar­ton (Konstan­tin Schön­born, Rolf Holtmann)
Buyer stra­te­gic due dili­gence: CODEX Part­ners (Clemens Beick­ler, Peter Engelhardt)
Buyer finan­cial due dili­gence: Ebner Stolz (Claus Bähre)
Buyer legal advi­sor: Renzen­brink & Part­ner (Ulf Renzenbrink)

Team capi­ton: Andreas Denk­mann, Manuel Hertweck
Seller finan­cial advi­sor: William Blair (Phil­ipp Mohr, Mark Brune)
Seller legal advi­sor: Milbank (Michael Bernhardt)

About LAP Laser
LAP is one of the world’s leading suppli­ers of systems that increase quality and effi­ci­ency through laser projec­tion, laser measu­re­ment, and other proces­ses. Every year, LAP supplies 15,000 units to custo­mers in indus­tries as diverse as radia­tion therapy, steel produc­tion, and compo­site proces­sing, visit

About IK Invest­ment Partners
IK Invest­ment Part­ners (“IK”) is a Pan-Euro­­pean private equity firm focu­sed on invest­ments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Bene­lux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9.5 billion of capi­tal and inves­ted in over 125 Euro­pean compa­nies. IK funds support compa­nies with strong under­ly­ing poten­tial, part­ne­ring with manage­ment teams and inves­tors to create robust, well-posi­­tio­­ned busi­nesses with excel­lent long-term pros­pects.

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