GCA Altium is now part of Houlihan Lokey

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December 1, 2013



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Kristoffer Källeskog

CMOSIS acquired by TA Associates

CMOSIS: Leading fabless supplier of high-end CMOS image sensors

Founded in 2007, CMOSIS is a leading supplier of high performance CMOS image sensors.

The Company is a major player in the industrial, scientific and professional markets for image sensors, covering applications such as machine vision, high-end digital photography, digital cinema, aerospace & scientific, medical and biometrics.

CMOSIS was named the fastest growing Belgian company in the 2013 Deloitte Benelux Technology Fast50.

Favourable market trends

According to market research firm Yole Développement, the image sensor market is growing and predicted to exceed USD 8bn in 2014.

In the high-end image sensor segment and the verticals that CMOSIS serves, charged-coupled device technology (CCD) has traditionally been the dominant technology.

Due to lower cost of manufacturing, lower power requirements, higher speed and improved sensor resolution, the market is currently migrating to CMOS.

Overall, CMOS continues to gain share over the more established CCD technology.

A new step in CMOSIS’ development

Founded with financial backing from Capital-E Arkiv, CMOSIS broadened its capital base and raised further growth capital in 2009 from ING and PMV.

TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm with investments between USD 50m and USD 500m, has acquired CMOSIS in late 2013.

GCA Altium brought together CMOSIS and TA Associates, and has provided corporate finance advice to the latter on the acquisition of the Company.

GCA Altium acted as sole advisor to the buyers.

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