Amplitude Systemes Agrees Euro $30 Million Equity Deal  
2/7/2012 8:18:37 AM

Amplitude Systèmes, the France-based ultrafast laser specialist, is set for significant investment and expansion after it raised close to €30 million in syndicated private equity financing. The deal, structured by Cathay Capital Private Equity, sees early investors in the form of the CM-CIC bank and the regional venture group Aquitaine Création Investissement make a successful exit from Amplitude. Cathay and the Bordeaux company’s management team have enlisted three new strategic partners, in the form of CDC Entreprises, venture capitalist Auriga Partners and Mérieux Développement - the healthcare sector investment wing of Institut Mérieux, a large industrial holding company focused on biology.