– NETHERLANDS, Utrecht – GenDx announced today that Ampersand Capital Partners has completed a minority, growth equity investment in the company. Wietse Mulder, PhD., remains the majority shareholder and CEO of GenDx. The partnership between Ampersand and GenDx aims to foster sustainable growth, both organically and through M&A activities in the molecular diagnostic products and services market.
GenDx is a leading provider of molecular diagnostic kits and analysis software for transplantation and companion diagnostics.
Dr. Mulder commented: “GenDx has been successfully organized as a fully independent organization for almost fifteen years. We are delighted to partner with Ampersand and together continue to live by our vision of ‘meaningful entrepreneurship’ by offering the best products, education, and services to the transplantation community worldwide.”
David Parker, a General Partner at Ampersand, added: “Given Ampersand’s prior experience in the transplantation and NGS markets, we were highly impressed by the differentiated product and service offering of GenDx. We are excited to partner with Dr. Mulder and the GenDx team to build on the company’s long history of profitable growth.”
In connection with this transaction, David Parker has joined the GenDx Board of directors along with Ampersand Operating Partner Mike Evans, PhD. They join three founders on the GenDx Board: Dr. Mulder, Raoul Linschoten, LLM, and Oscar Schoots, PhD. The board will be supported by non-director advisors Larry McCarthy, PhD and Frank Witney, PhD., both seasoned entrepreneurs and executives who serve as Operating Partners at Ampersand.
Genome Diagnostics B.V., also known as GenDx, is a Dutch company specialized in Molecular Diagnostics, focused on development, production and sales of innovative assays and analysis software for transplantation and companion diagnostics.
GenDx specializes in HLA sequencing-based typing strategies and offers reagents and software for both Sanger and NGS approaches. In 2013, GenDx started developing and distributing products for chimerism monitoring by qPCR. Thanks to its extensive in-house expertise, GenDx also offers custom laboratory services for basic and clinical research organizations. GenDx organizes dedicated HLA SBT and chimerism monitoring training courses worldwide on a regular basis for lab directors, lab managers, scientists and technicians working in tissue typing laboratories, blood banks, and donor registries.
GenDx is based at the University Science Park in Utrecht, the Netherlands and was founded in 2005 by Erik Rozemuller PhD, Wietse Mulder PhD and UMC Utrecht Holdings B.V. represented by Oscar Schoots PhD and Raoul Linschoten LLM.
GenDx has also an office near O’Hare airport, Chicago, IL, USA.
For more information: https://www.gendx.com
About Ampersand Capital Partners
Founded in 1988, Ampersand is a middle market private equity firm dedicated to growth-oriented investments in the healthcare sector. With offices in Boston, MA and Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ampersand leverages a unique blend of private equity and operating experience to build value and drive superior long-term performance alongside its portfolio company management teams. Ampersand has helped build numerous market-leading companies across each of its core healthcare sectors, including Avista Pharma Solutions, Brammer Bio, Confluent Medical, Genewiz, Genoptix, Talecris Biotherapeutics, and Viracor-IBT Laboratories.
For more information: www.ampersandcapital.com
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