Katena Products Acquires Micro-Select Instruments

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PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Katena Products, a leading global provider of precision ophthalmic instruments, biologics, and devices to hospitals, surgical centers, and ophthalmic and optometric offices announced its purchase of Micro-Select Instruments. “The acquisition of Micro-Select is an important addition to Katena’s growing instrument manufacturing operations. Micro-Select will be combined with Katena’s November 2019 acquisition of Micro Medical Instruments in St. Louis,” said Bob Earley, CFO of Katena Products. Micro-Select was founded in 2005 by Lenny Moll and Mike Dorenkamp and is located in St. Clair, Mo. The business specializes in manufacturing high precision ophthalmic instruments including forceps, needle holders, and speculums.

Katena distributes specialty surgical and consumable ophthalmic and optometric products. The company, based in Parsippany, N.J., markets a comprehensive line of surgical instruments, biologics, medical devices and optical lenses to physician offices, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers through their direct sales force and to international customers in over 110 countries through an extensive distributor network.

Katena Products is owned by Audax Private Equity, a Boston-based private equity firm that is part of Audax Group, a leading alternative investment manager with offices in Boston, New York and San Francisco.