In 2003, DMS was a family-owned enterprise in need of a succession solution. Contact came about via the Brockhaus Private Equity network, and we acquired DMS in July of that year as part of a buy-out. We subsequently oversaw some important steps that led to an increase in the company’s value, such as the substantial expansion of the product portfolio and the acquisition of new customers in the US, Taiwan and China.
The shares in the company were sold to a German financial investor as part of a secondary buyout in February 2006. The company is now owned by Brooks, a supplier of automation solutions for the semiconductor and life science industries.