ASGARD Partners & Co., LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, has announced that its portfolio company, Angstrom Technology, a provider of modular cleanroom design and production, has signed an agreement to acquire the UK's Lancaster based Connect 2 Cleanrooms Limited (C2C).
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This new deal creates a partnership of two leading cleanroom companies with a presence on both sides of the Atlantic. The new group, with enhanced expertise and capability, will be in an improved position to service a growing multinational client base.
Established in 2002, C2C operates internationally from its head office in Lancaster, with additional offices in London and Geldermalsen in the Netherlands.
C2C is a modular cleanroom platform serving industrial clients with its range of cleanroom solutions. C2C provides a vertically integrated comprehensive suite of offerings including, engineering services, design & build services, cleanroom training services and testing & validation services. Additionally, C2C also offers an e-commerce platform for cleanroom consumables and supplies via www.cleanroomshop.com.
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Angstrom designs, builds and services fully customisable modular cleanrooms for regulated industries and adjacent markets, including aerospace, defence, technology, semiconductors, pharmaceutical, automotive, healthcare and industrial end markets. The Company completes fully customisable and turnkey projects that give customers a high level of control over airborne and surface particulates to manufacture, test and assemble products in a safe and clean environment.
The C2C management team will remain in place to continue driving growth as part of the wider group.
Joe Govier, Founder, and CEO of C2C said: “This transaction and combination of businesses will enable Angstrom and C2C to fulfill a joint vision to create a truly global controlled environment solutions platform, and we are excited for the future of the group and teams within.
“It was important for us to join forces with a company that holds the same values, integrity, and vision for our business and employees. We are confident that this transaction will enable Angstrom and C2C to build upon the strong technical foundation that exists today and fulfill a joint mission of creating a global controlled environment solutions platform and we are excited for the future of the group and teams within.”
Karan Rai, Managing Partner at ASGARD Partners & Co., said: "The C2C acquisition adds a strong European presence to the already robust North American presence for Angstrom. The acquisition also gives Angstrom a deeper penetration into some of the fastest-growing end markets such as Pharma, Biotech, and Cell & Gene Therapy. This transaction is just the beginning of a long-term growth strategy focused on consolidating the modular cleanroom and controlled environment industry. We think the two companies are a great strategic and cultural fit and are excited to welcome the highly talented C2C team into the Angstrom family.”
Matt Isard, CEO of Angstrom, added: "This acquisition will accelerate our international expansion and bring our existing and future customers a much higher degree of expertise and service from a larger and more capable platform. We are focused on building the most competent and customer-focused company in the industry and this is an important step in that direction. I am excited to welcome Joe Govier and the rest of the C2C talent to Angstrom and look forward to integrating the best practices from C2C into Angstrom and vice versa.”