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CapMan sells their holding in Silex


CapMan Stock Exchange Release 14.7.2015 at 9.45 a.m. EEST

CapMan sells their holding in Silex

Funds managed by CapMan have sold their holding in Silex Microsystems AB, an independent MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) foundry to a Hong Kong based investment holding company. The transaction has a positive impact on CapMan Group’s result for 2015 through a total of approx. EUR 1.5 million in carried interest income (net) and fair value changes. The cash flow contribution of the transaction is approx. EUR 2 million.

Silex was founded in 2000 and is the world’s leading pure-play MEMS foundry. The company manufactures MEMS components for sensors, actuators and three-dimensional precision structures used in various applications and industries ranging from medical and biotech to telecommunications and consumer electronics. Silex is headquartered in Sweden with subsidiaries in Boston and San Francisco. 

“Silex has evolved into a solid market leader in the field of MEMS during CapMan’s ownership. In the last few years production capacity has increased fivefold while the cost-efficiency of products has improved due to an extensive optimisation programme. Together we have built a solid foundation for the company to enter the next growth phase,” says Lennart Jacobsson, Senior Advisor at CapMan and responsible for the investment.

“MEMS development is complex and requires expertise and knowledge and we are pleased to have worked with a partner who understands our processes and commitment to our customers. We look forward to continuing our journey in cooperation with a new owner,” says Edvard Kälvesten, CEO at Silex Microsystems.   

Before the transaction, funds managed by CapMan owned approx. 31% of Silex’s shares. The transaction was closed 13 July 2015.

For more information, please contact:

Lennart Jacobsson, Senior Advisor at CapMan, tel. +46 705 55 10 50

Edvard Kälvesten, CEO, Silex Microsystems tel. +46 707 32 31 01


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Silex Microsystems AB
Silex Microsystems is the world’s largest pure-play MEMS foundry, enabling the sensor system revolution. Silex partners with more than 60 international customers to bring to market innovative MEMS technologies that change the world. The company is headquartered in Järfälla, north of Stockholm, with subsidiaries in Boston and San Francisco and employs 140 people in total.