Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised Triton Smaller Mid-Cap Fund on the acquisition of a majority stake in LAMINA TECHNOLOGIES with a Commercial Due Diligence

19. mai 2020

goetzpartners' Private Equity Consulting Team advised Triton Smaller Mid-Cap Fund (“TSM”) with a Commercial Due Diligence on the acquisition of a majority stake in LAMINA TECHNOLOGIES SA (“Lamina”), a technology leader and pioneer in manufacturing multi-material (Multi-Mat) carbide cutting tools for SME across different industries. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The Commercial Due Diligence included a comprehensive assessment of Lamina’s business model with a focus on the unique Multi-Mat technology and the sustainability of its customer relationships. In addition, goetzpartners built an in-depth market model to determine the size of the company’s addressed niche and to evaluate future growth drivers. The Commercial Due Diligence also included a detailed analysis of Lamina’s competitive positioning. Ultimately, the results were used to assess the management's business plan and to evaluate further value creation opportunities.

Lamina Technologies is a Swiss manufacturer of carbide cutting tools established in Yverdon-les-Bains in 2002. From our inception, we have been focused on understanding customers’ needs and striving to exceed their expectations. We are the global pioneers of the ground-breaking Multi-Mat™ concept that, through innovative technologies, allows cutting tools to work on a multitude of materials. Lamina continues its fast-paced expansion with 7 subsidiaries and representation in over 50 countries.

Since its establishment in 1997, Triton has sponsored nine funds, focusing on businesses in the industrial, business services, consumer and health sectors. The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe.
Triton seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. Triton and its executives wish to be agents of positive change towards sustainable operational improvements and growth.
The 42 companies currently in Triton's portfolio have combined sales of around €17.2 billion and around 81,400 employees.

goetzpartners is an independent advisory firm for all key issues of entrepreneurial activity: Strategy, M&A, Transformation. With more than 350 professionals operating out of 14 offices in 11 countries, we advise clients worldwide in all key industries. Based on this in-depth sector and product expertise goetzpartners has been successfully executing more than 200 M&A transactions and numerous national and international consultancy engagements over the past 10 years. Our product portfolio combines the three major services investors need during transaction processes: M&A, Commercial Due Diligence and Debt Advisory.


Dr. Sigurd Kitzer


Dr. Burak Yahsi

Jonas Koppe

Simon Widera

Christoph Beck
Associate Consultant

Florian Schlindwein
Associate Consultant

Edwin Steffan
Associate Consultant