Arlington Capital Partners and EQT have announced that EQT has acquired Zemax Software Holdings, a global provider of optical and illumination design software, from Arlington Capital. The Company will continue to be led by current CEO Mark Nicholson.
Founded in 1990, Zemax enables its customers to more efficiently and accurately design optical components through its physics-based optimization and design software. Zemax helps companies achieve a qualified design more efficiently by streamlining the workflow and communication between optical and mechanical engineers. Zemax Virtual Prototyping tools include the optical design software OpticStudio and LensMechanix, an application that allows mechanical engineers to package optical systems in CAD software. Zemax’s software is used to develop a range of products, including space telescopes, augmented reality glasses, lidar in autonomous vehicles, smartphone cameras and biomedical imaging devices. Zemax is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington (US), with more than 80 employees and operations in the US, Europe and Asia.