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bm|t takes a stake in Analytik Jena

  • 2007

New investor strength­ens Ana­lytik Jena share­holder structure

Jena/Erfurt, 18. Jan­uar 2007 – Ana­lytik Jena AG (ISIN: DE0005213508) has gained bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh as a strate­gic new investor.

bm|t has taken shares in Ana­lytik Jena with a nom­i­nal value of around 1 mil­lion euros. With more than 3% of the vot­ing rights, bm|t, a sub­sidiary of the Thüringer Auf­baubank, is one of the major investors in the company.

Klaus Berka, Chair­man of the Exec­u­tive Board of Ana­lytik Jena AG says, “The acqui­si­tion of shares by a Thuringia-based invest­ment man­age­ment com­pany pro­vides that lit­tle added secu­rity that allows us to con­tinue down the path of suc­cess on which we had already started”.

In addi­tion to the founders and prin­ci­pal share­hold­ers, Jens Ado­mat and Klaus Berka, who still hold just under 30% of the shares of Ana­lytik Jena AG, the share­hold­ing struc­ture of the com­pany includes other well-known insti­tu­tional investors, amongst which are Deutsche Bank, Allianz and Credit Suisse funds.

Ana­lytik Jena is a lead­ing sup­plier of high-tech instru­ments for analy­sis and bio-analy­sis appli­ca­tions. The com­pany was founded in 1990 and cur­rently employs more than 500 peo­ple world­wide, of which almost 400 are employed in Thuringia at loca­tions in Jena, Eis­feld and Langewiesen. In the period since its foun­da­tion, the com­pany has invested more than 40 mil­lion euros, much of this in upgrad­ing their man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ties in Thuringia. In the recently com­pleted finan­cial year, Ana­lytik Jena recorded dou­ble digit growth in its instru­ment busi­ness, mainly due to a break­through in inter­na­tional mar­kets. The spring­board for this suc­cess­ful devel­op­ment has been the inno­v­a­tive capa­bil­ity of the company.

The com­mit­ment of Ana­lytik Jena AG is for bm|t an addi­tion to an invest­ment port­fo­lio tar­geted prin­ci­pally at inno­v­a­tive busi­nesses in Thuringia. Dr Bohnenkamp, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the Erfurt-based bm|t, states, “Thanks to out­stand­ing inno­va­tion and prod­uct qual­ity, allied to good mar­ket posi­tion­ing, we see excel­lent growth poten­tial, both domes­ti­cally and internationally”.

About Analytik Jena

As a sup­plier of sys­tems, Ana­lytik Jena (DE0005213508) cov­ers almost all of the require­ments of analy­sis lab­o­ra­to­ries. The core busi­ness focuses on the devel­op­ment, pro­duc­tion and sale of the most up-to-date analy­sis mea­sur­ing sys­tems for indus­try, envi­ron­men­tal research and the med­ical field. But the devel­op­ment of spe­cial sys­tems for the bio-analy­sis mar­ket is equally impor­tant. Con­tribut­ing to this are bio-instru­ments, automa­tion solu­tions for sam­ple prepa­ra­tion and han­dling and a range of bio-chem­i­cal reagent kits. Fur­ther­more, the com­pany has access to spe­cial soft­ware solu­tions which facil­i­tate man­age­ment and eval­u­a­tion of all types and vol­umes of data encoun­tered in analy­sis lab­o­ra­to­ries. In addi­tion to the instru­ment busi­ness, Ana­lytik Jena Group also offers total imple­men­ta­tion of invest­ment plans. Thus instal­la­tion of com­plete clin­ics and lab­o­ra­to­ries from con­cep­tion to client han­dover is avail­able from a sin­gle source.

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Contact

Ana­lytik Jena
Thomas Fritsche
Investor Relations/Corporate Communications

Kon­rad-Zuse-Str. 1
D‑07745 Jena/GERMANY
+49 (0) 3641 77–9281
+49 (0)3641 77–9988

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