Carlyle Sells CAMECA

The Carlyle Group has sold CAMECA, which makes ion and electron probes, to AMETEK, a US-based manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, for Euro82 million (US$112m).

Carlyle Europe Venture Partners bought CAMECA in April 2005, and has since helped the company grow internationally, including the acquisition of German ion probe manufacturer Atomika in July 2005.

Carlyle Group was advised by Jefferies, Deloitte, and Latham & Watkins.