Quantum Partners advises the shareholders of Sopat GmbH on the partial sale to WZ&W Holding B.V.

Inline process optimization / metrology / particle characterization

Project highlights

The metrology market is influenced by various mega-trends: i) laboratory analyses are increasingly being replaced by inline measurements, ii) measurement points and results are connected across the entire value chain, while data is stored and evaluated centrally (Industry 4.0), and iii) customers expect more end-to-end solutions that enable holistic measurement and control.

SOPAT GmbH develops and distributes systems for particle measurement and characterization. Photo-optical microscopy and AI-based image recognition are combined in a unique way and enable the real-time measurement of particles in production processes. The platform technology enables a wide range of possible applications in various industries and installation environments.

The aim of the joint project was to restructure the shareholder base. Some of the long-standing shareholders wanted to sell their stakes, while the management wanted to involve a new strategic investor. WZ&W was identified as the new ideal partner. WZ&W can provide important sales support, especially in Asia, and offers synergies with other subsidiaries.


SOPAT GmbH was founded in Berlin in 2015 and specializes in particle characterization using imaging technologies. Real-time analysis enables efficient process optimization.

About WZ&W Holding

WZ&W Holding B.V., headquartered in Rotterdam, is a globally active sales organization with a focus on distributing highly specialized technical products.

About Quantum Partners

Quantum Partners GmbH, headquartered in Munich, is a specialized corporate finance advisor that supports clients in company transactions as well as in finding financing.