EMZ Partners acquires the majority of imes-icore. Founder and CEO Christoph Stark, CFO/ COO Christian Müller, and further members of the management team remain significant shareholders
The European Private Equity company EMZ Partners has entered into a binding contract to acquire the majority in imes-icore Holding GmbH (“imes-icore” or “the Company”), headquartered in Eiterfeld, Germany. In addition to EMZ, founder and CEO Christoph Stark, CFO/ COO Christian Müller, as well as further members of the management team of imes-icore remain/ become significant shareholders in the Company.
Established in 2002 by Christoph Stark and Hugo Isert, imes-icore is a leading provider of CNC-CAD/CAM systems for the dental industry. The Germany-based Company designs, develops, and manufactures dental milling systems and offers a comprehensive portfolio of aftersales services, including materials, tools, milling services, and competence and service centers.
imes-icore employs 274 people with locations in Germany, the US, and Southeast Asia. With a global reach via a vast distributor network, the Company serves all dental market customer segments such as dentists, clinics, dental laboratories, and milling centers, with a holistic product portfolio. imes-icore is known globally for its best-in-class product offering and adherence to the highest quality standards.
”We are delighted to acquire imes-icore together with the CEO Christoph Stark, CFO/ COO Christian Müller, and the further management team. As a leading developer of dental milling systems with a strong positioning in both the labside and digital dentistry segment, imes-icore is well-positioned to continue its sustainable growth path. We are a key believer in affordable, high-quality healthcare and fully identify ourselves with imes-icore’s mission to enable their clients to provide best-in-class dentures efficiently. As partners of the management team and all stakeholders of imes-icore, we will actively support the growth plans of the Company“, says Klaus Maurer, Senior Partner at EMZ.
Julia Luca, Partner at EMZ, states: “We were particularly impressed by the precision and efficiency of imes-icore’s machines, as well as the innovation-driven culture and strong product pipeline. We are looking forward to working together with Mr. Stark, Mr. Müller, and the whole imes-icore team.”
Christoph Stark, founder and CEO of imes-icore, adds: ”With EMZ Partners as new majority shareholder, we gain a strong partner who fully shares our vision and growth plans for imes-icore. In addition to organic growth, driven by continuous product innovations, the introduction of the Dental Smart Market platform, and our strong distribution partners, the acquisition of add-ons sharing the same values and with a complementary offering form the key pillars for future growth.”
EMZ was advised by Milbank LLP (Legal, Corporate, and Structure), ISP Healthcare (Commercial), Deloitte (Financial, Tax), Pava Partners (M&A), MCF Corporate Finance (Debt Advisory) as well as Goodwin Procter (Legal, Financing).
imes-icore is one of the world market leaders in digital, dental CAD/CAM production systems with locations in Germany, the US, and Southeast Asia. The Company designs, develops, and manufactures dental milling systems, accompanied by a broad portfolio of aftersales services. imes-icore’s products and services are driven by continuous innovation and are known for their precision and advanced technology. The Company is led by founder and CEO Christoph Stark and CFO/ COO Christian Müller.
More information at: www.imes-icore.com
ABOUT EMZ PARTNERS
EMZ is a leading European investment firm with offices in Paris and Munich. The firm focuses on small-to-medium-sized companies and offers flexible capital solutions in strong partnership with founders, family shareholders, and managers. EMZ is majority-owned by its own employees and has a base of European institutional investors. The current fund has a volume of more than 1.3 billion euros, and its investment size ranges from 10 to 200 million euros.
More information at: www.emzpartners.com