Founders and shareholders have sold Applied Micro Electronics to Gimv
Headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Applied Micro Electronics (AME) is an independent developer and manufacturer of high-quality smart electronic modules. The company uniquely combines electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software development and manufacturing to provide complete, functional modules to original equipment manufacturers. AME acts as a high value-added partner for its customers during the entire product lifecycle, offering fully-integrated development, testing, manufacturing and quality control services. AME continuously invests in research and development and has developed extensive expertise in power conversion, sensing & actuating and internet-of-things. Example applications include power conversion systems, motion controllers and human machine interfaces.
The sale of AME marks Lincoln International’s 20th transaction in the Electronics industry in the last 24 months, adding to our extensive global track record in this sector.
Sibert Meulenbelt, Director at Lincoln International, commented, “We are pleased to have advised the shareholders and management of AME in this transaction. AME is an innovative technology leader that is well-positioned for further growth as a result of its integrated business model, deep expertise in future-proof technology areas and strong relations with its blue-chip customers. With Gimv, AME’s management team has found an ideal partner to continue to pursue its growth ambitions.”
Lincoln International acted as the investment banking advisor to the private shareholders and AME’s management. Lincoln orchestrated a structured auction process, focused on finding the best possible partner to support AME in its next growth phase.
I am impressed with how professionally Lincoln guided the entire sales process from setting up the equity story to the closing of the deal. Lincoln quickly mastered our business characteristics and strategy, enabling them to quickly find good potential buyers and then to enthuse them.
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