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3S Photonics Acquires Manlight

Optical components manufacturer finalizes acquisition of France's Manlight

November 25, 2011

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NOZAY, France -- 3S PHOTONICS, a world-leading manufacturer in optical and optoelectronic components for telecommunication networks, today announced the acquisition of 100% of Manlight S.A.S. shares 3S PHOTONICS Group has completed the transaction with the help of EURAZEO, which holds 83% of 3S Photonics’ capital.

Manlight S.A.S., a globally recognized player for optical fiber amplifiers and lasers, designs and manufactures products for telecommunication transport networks, broadband access networks, defense, and industrial markets. Based in Lannion France, Manlight was founded in 2006 through the acquisition of Highwave Optical Technologies assets. The company’s 30 employees are world class experts in fiber optic amplification and laser technologies. Eric Delevaque, founder and former Highwave Optical Technologies CEO comments: “The integration of Manlight into the 3S Photonics Group is an important turning point, anticipating terrific growth opportunities. Commercial and technical synergies will enable to benefit from full value of the Manlight know-how and intellectual property”.

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