Uster Technologies AG acquired by its Management and Alpha

Uster Technologies AG acquired by its Management and Alpha

Management and funds advised by Alpha Beteiligungsberatung GmbH & Co. KG have acquired Uster Technologies AG, the global market leader in its niche of measuring and testing systems for the textile industy, a highly renowned brand name throughout the industry.

Uster provides systems and services that enable the textile industry to manufacture optimum quality and competitive products "from fiber to fabric". For more than 60 years, Uster testing and monitoring solutions have enabled the production of high quality fibers, yarns and fabrics. Uster Technologies AG is headquartered in Uster, Switzerland and has additionally 2 technology centres (Knoxville USA, Suzhou China), and 9 sales and service subsidiaries worldwide. Uster Technologies AG is a highly successful and profitable global market leader, has 470 employees and plans to achieve group sales of above CHF 160 million in 2006.

Uster Technologies AG, was founded following the acquisition of Zellweger Uster by the management and funds advised by Quadriga Capital and Capvis in 2003. The new shareholders of Uster Technologies AG comprises the management and funds advised by Alpha Beteiligungsberatung & Co. KG. The existing top management of Uster Technologies AG, headed by Dr. Geoffrey Scott, CEO will continue to lead the company.

Contact:

Buyers’ representatives
Halald Rönn
Tel +49 69 971494-0

Quadriga Capital Services GmbH
Peter Besthof
Tel +49 69 795000-0

Capvis Equity Partners AG
Daniel Flaig
Tel +41 43 300 58 14

Uster Technologies AG
Dr. Geoffrey Scott
CEO Uster Technologies
Tel +41 43 366-3601

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