• Acuity advises semiconductor tools business Capres A/S on their strategic sale to KLA Corporation

    DIVESTITURE

US semiconductor capital equipment company KLA, has announced the acquisition of Capres A/S, a leading Danish technology company.

Capres A/S is a nanotechnology based company focused on the semiconductor industry. Capres A/S uses a unique probe technology to shorten product development cycles and monitor chip production. Capres’ technology is designed for in-line production monitoring in the semiconductor industry where their fully automated tools for mass production are used at many of the leading computer chip companies in Europe, USA and Asia.

Capres’ tool allows customers to characterise Magnetic Tunnel Junction stacks in a few minutes. It is the preferred tool for companies working with MTJ stacks as they are used in MRAM, STTRAM, magnetic sensors, and Read Heads.

Matthew Byatt, Partner at Acuity Advisors, said:

“This is another successful semiconductor company sale to a strategic acquirer which reinforces Acuity’s position as the most successful mid-market sell side advisor in the semi industry. It was a pleasure working with the Capres team and it is fantastic to help them realise the value of their highly innovative and unique nanotechnology. The commercial traction they have in both MRAM and sheet resistance is testament to their engineering excellence and deep domain expertise. With this competitive advantage, I am confident that they will have a very bright future under KLA’s ownership”

“This is another successful semiconductor company sale to a strategic acquirer which reinforces Acuity’s position as the most successful mid-market sell side advisor in the semi industry. It was a pleasure working with the Capres team and it is fantastic to help them realise the value of their highly innovative and unique nanotechnology. The commercial traction they have in both MRAM and sheet resistance is testament to their engineering excellence and deep domain expertise. With this competitive advantage, I am confident that they will have a very bright future under KLA’s ownership.”

MATTHEW BYATT |  Managing Partner 
Acuity Advisors Limited

Team Members

THOUGHTFUL SUB HEADLINE GOES HERE.

Matthew is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Acuity and leads the Acuity Advisors’ Deeptech practice.

Matthew has held senior leadership and corporate finance positions with some of the UK’s most successful and influential technology and consultancy companies. Roles with ARM, McKinsey and Cadence have given Matthew an exceptional insight into the world’s most successful businesses and a number of the UK’s eminent start-ups, underpinning his success at Acuity.

Matthew has considerable experience across a broad range of technology sectors throughout the UK, US and Asia, ranging from nanotechnology, semiconductor and cleantech to digital media and internet businesses. It’s experience that has given him a robust, well-developed and international network. Having also run and successfully exited his own business, Matthew has a deep understanding of the financial and emotional aspects of this demanding process, bringing a unique and authoritative perspective to each business sale.

One of Matthew’s strengths is understanding complex technical value propositions, one of the benefits of training as an electronic engineer. He gets to the heart of what drives a company’s value and communicates this persuasively to potential buyers and investors. Matthew understands a buyer’s motivation intuitively and delivers a compelling rationale for why a business sale should be of strategic interest. His insight consistently yields higher deal values and results in great successes for his clients.

SUBSCRIBE TO SUCCESSES UPDATES