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15 Nov 2023

MCF acted as exclusive Debt Adviser to EMZ Partners on the acquisition of imes-icore Holding GmbH

European Private Equity firm EMZ Partners (“EMZ”) has entered into an agreement to acquire the majority in imes-icore Holding GmbH (“imes-icore”), a leading specialist manufacturer of dental milling machines for dental laboratories and dentists, from Ardian. MCF acted as the exclusive Debt Adviser to EMZ on the arranging and structuring of the acquisition financing.

“MCF has once again been a trusted partner on the financing process, securing a flexible debt financing solution in a highly professional manner on a very tight timeline.”

Julia Luca

Partner at EMZ

The Deal

EMZ has entered into an agreement to acquire the majority in imes-icore from Ardian, with the founder and CEO as well as the COO/CFO and further members of the management (re-)investing significantly. Through its investment, EMZ will support the future growth and innovation initiatives alongside the management team.

The Target

imes-icore, founded in 2002, is a Germany based specialist manufacturer of CNC CAD/CAM systems for the dental industry. imes-icore offers a broad portfolio of dental milling machines as well as associated services and materials to milling centers, dental clinics and labs across more than 100 countries. The company has five presences across Germany, the US and Singapore and more than 230 employees.

About EMZ

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.