Födisch Group intensifies international expansion with the acquisition of Multi Instruments Analytical B.V. in the Netherlands


Dr. Födisch Umweltmesstechnik AG is continuing its international expansion strategy. Following the investment in CEM Solutions UK Ltd. and the acquisition of Testa GmbH, the technology group has now taken the next step in scaling its products and strengthening international sales. The Dutch company Multi Instruments, a specialist in the planning, installation and maintenance of industrial gas analysis systems, becomes a 100% subsidiary of Dr. Födisch Umweltmesstechnik AG.

Markranstädt, 7. September 2023 - Dr. Holger Födisch, CEO of Födisch AG, was pleased to announce: "This is the logical decision of long-standing and successful sales and service activities." Marcel Rosengarten, Investment Manager at NORD Holding, added: "We are very happy that Multi Instruments has chosen the Födisch Group. Certainly, for many market participants, this would have been a system provider of interest. With this acquisition, the group is in a strong position to expand the systems business in BeNeLux and especially in the Netherlands, with highly profitable and recurring service revenues."

Multi Instruments' experienced management team remains on board, ensuring the continuation and success of the company. "Retaining the existing management team was a key requirement for this acquisition. Their customer access, especially to customers in the process and analysis technology industry, knowledge of the regional competitive situation as well as specific emission regulations are essential for the joint success.", says Andreas Bösenberg, Managing Partner at NORD Holding.

Both parties are confident that the acquisition of Multi Instruments Analytical B.V. will have a positive impact on the future business and also takes into account the efforts of the owners of Multi Instruments Analytical to ensure a sustainable succession plan of the company. For Pierre Muller (CEO of Multi Instruments), securing the future of the company by embedding it in an economically strong and technology-oriented group was one of the most important aspects for the sale.

Multi Instruments Analytical B.V. not only plays a leading role in the field of gas analysis systems, but also in the field of water analysis, which complements the existing portfolio of the Födisch Group and opens up new perspectives.

With the integration of Multi Instruments, the Födisch Group now expects to have annual sales of well over EUR 50 million and a team of around 250 employees for the first time.

Further internationalization efforts and targeted acquisitions in the core business areas of environmental and process measurement technology are planned for the future.

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About Dr. Födisch Umwelttechnik AG

Founded in 1991, Dr. Födisch Umweltmesstechnik AG is a leading and independent group of companies for applications in the field of environmental, process and analysis technology. Headquartered in Markranstädt near Leipzig with service and sales subsidiaries in Germany and a subsidiary in China, the company has more than 250 employees. In addition to environmental, support and maintenance services, the product portfolio includes fine dust sensors, filter monitors, dust measuring concentration devices, gas analyzers and volume flow meters. Customers are European and non-European companies, among others from the energy, chemical, industrial, construction, and waste and disposal sectors, which are supported worldwide in complying with emission limits and in monitoring various processes.

For more information, please visit: www.foedisch.org

About Multi Instruments Analytical B.V.

Multi Instruments Analytical specializes in the design, installation and maintenance of industrial emission and process measurement systems. The company has been using high-quality analytical technology from multiple manufacturers since 1988, combining them to create customized solutions and for a wide variety of applications. Technologies include gas analyzers, oxygen monitors, flame monitors and other analytical technology used to monitor industrial plants. The team of currently 25 employees develops individual emission measurement systems (CEMS) and supports its customers in the Netherlands and Belgium as an experienced service partner. These benefit from an extensive technology know-how and service network.

For more information, please visit: www.multi-instruments.nl

With over 50 years of history and assets under management of € 3.0 billion, NORD Holding is one of the leading private equity asset management companies in Germany. The focus is on the business areas of direct investments and fund of funds investments.

The focus of the direct business is on the structuring and financing of corporate succession models, the acquisition of group divisions/subsidiaries and the expansion financing of medium-sized companies. In contrast to most other financial investors, which only manage funds with a limited term, NORD Holding acts as a so-called "evergreen fund" with no term restrictions and invests from its own balance sheet. The company is currently involved in more than 15 companies in Germany and other German-speaking countries.

The Fund Investments division targets the small-cap segment of the European private equity market and focuses on primary, secondary and co-investments. NORD Holding concentrates strongly on buyout managers newly established on the market, operational investment strategies and regularly acts as an anchor investor.

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