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Bain Capital Private Equity completes acquisition of Evident from Olympus

April 3, 2023

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TOKYO – April 3, 2022 – Bain Capital Private Equity (“Bain Capital”), a leading global private investment firm, today announced it successfully acquired all shares of Evident Corporation (“Evident”), formerly known as the Scientific Solutions Division of Olympus Corporation (“Olympus”). Closing of the transaction followed receipt of necessary approvals from all relevant authorities and regulators in Japan and other jurisdictions.

Yuji Sugimoto, Partner of Bain Capital Japan, said “We are excited to have completed the regulatory approval process and successfully close this transaction. Looking forward, we are committed to working with the management team to realize attractive growth opportunities in product innovation and expansion into new global markets, in order to create value for all stakeholders.”

Yoshitake Saito, the President and CEO of Evident said “In partnership with Bain Capital we will further advance our goal to expand our position as a leading workflow solution provider in life science and industrial markets. We are convinced that this collaboration will strengthen us in serving our customers with world-class products and services.”

Evident is a world-leading manufacturer of microscopes for life science and industrial applications, videoscopes for remote visual inspection and non-destructive test equipment. As an independent company, Evident will continue over 100 years of innovation in imaging, instrumentation and measurement solutions, underpinned by deep and broad customer relationships, best-in-class technology and differentiated capabilities in R&D and precision manufacturing.


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