Entegris’ QED Technologies will be acquired by Quad-C Management


Quad-C Management, a leading middle market private equity firm, and Entegris, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced materials and process solutions for the semiconductor and other high-technology industries, announced today that they have reached a definitive agreement for Quad-C to acquire QED Technologies International, Inc. (QED) from Entegris. QED provides cutting-edge MRF polishing and SSI metrology manufacturing solutions to sophisticated optics manufacturers, enhancing production speed and yield while minimizing costs.

The QED business of Entegris is part of the company’s Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM) division. The acquisition is scheduled to close in the first quarter of 2023, subject to regulatory clearances and other usual closing conditions.

Quad-C, headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, was founded in 1989 and is a middle-market private equity firm focused on investing in well-established businesses and consumer services, food and beverage and consumer products, healthcare, industrials, specialty distribution, and transportation/logistics firms. Quad-C has invested over $4 billion in 80 platform companies over its three-decade history. The Quad-C team is dedicated to collaborating with entrepreneurs and management teams in order to accelerate growth and create long-term value.

QED serves the global precision optics industry with solutions for high-performance polishing and metrology on the most demanding surfaces and materials. QED systems are utilized by the smallest to largest manufacturers supplying the semiconductor, military, space, R&D, imaging, and other industries. QED’s contract manufacturing group, QED Optics, is the industry’s go-to resource for a combination of large, challenging, or highly precise optical components that most other manufacturers cannot produce.

Entegris is a leading supplier of advanced materials and process solutions for semiconductors and other high-tech industries. Entegris has approximately 10,000 employees throughout its global operations and is ISO 9001 certified.

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