Press releases | 20 Nov 2015

ams AG acquires CMOSIS for €220 million

Overview

A Travers Smith team led by Head of Private Equity Paul Dolman has advised long standing client TA Associates (“TA”), a leading global growth private equity firm, on the sale of CMOSIS, the Belgian image sensor company, to ams AG (“AMS”), the sensor and analog solutions company, for €220 million.

CMOSIS, headquartered in Antwerp (Belgium), is a leading supplier of high performance standard and customized area and line scan CMOS image sensors for demanding imaging applications. CMOSIS’ image sensors serve a broad range of high-end applications in diverse markets including machine vision, medical, broadcast, traffic, scientific and photographic imaging.

Paul Dolman, who also advised TA on the acquisition of CMOSIS in 2013, was assisted by corporate associate David Wall. The Travers Smith team also included tax partner Kathleen Russ and tax associate Andrew Callaghan. The management shareholders of CMOSIS were advised by Dominique Maes and Kim Stas of Baker & McKenzie. AMS were advised by Herbst Kinsky. Corporate finance advice was provided by Jefferies International.