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Technology Holdings advises Design + Industry, a leading MedTech Product Design and Engineering consultancy, on its strategic sale to Capgemini

Seller Design + Industry
Buyer Capgemini
Focus Sector MedTech Product Design & Engineering
Date June 2024

Technology Holdings is pleased to announce that it has acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Design + Industry, one of the largest independent MedTech product design and development consultancies in Australia, on its strategic sale to Capgemini.

quote Working with Technology Holdings was an absolute game-changer for our company. Their strategic guidance, unmatched expertise, and unwavering commitment were instrumental in navigating us through the complexities of the M&A process. TH acknowledged our distinctive proposition as the foremost design and engineering partner in the region, orchestrating a methodical and exceptionally professional M&A process to pinpoint the ideal strategic collaborator and attain a premium valuation for our enterprise. Leveraging their extensive network of buyers worldwide, they garnered multiple offers, leading to a successful outcome beyond our expectations. We couldn't have asked for a better partner in this critical endeavor. Thank you, TH, for your invaluable support and dedication.
David Jones CEO, Design + Industry

Founded in 1987, with studios in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle, Design + Industry is an award-winning team of 80+ professionals with deep expertise in MedTech, industrial design, mechanical engineering, electronics design and product development. Specialists in services across the product life cycle, including high precision solutions that have to be compliant with stringent accreditation and certification requirements, Design + Industry helps its client base, of global leaders and local innovators, take ideas and turn them into commercially successful products. With a focus on highly appealing, human-centred solutions supported by engineering excellence, Design + Industry has also been at the forefront of developing intricate medical, scientific and wellness devices for the last 36 years.

With the acquisition of Design + Industry, Capgemini will strengthen their product design and development capabilities and add significant depth to their engineering offerings in Australia, such as industrial and medical device design, mechanical engineering, electronics design and product development. The acquisition of Design + Industry reflects Capgemini’s continued investment to help businesses in Australia respond to rapid changes in Engineering space.

David Jones, CEO of Design + Industry said, “For over 35 years Design + Industry has been the partner of choice to leading organizations who want to create world class, commercially successful products, from research and discovery through to concept design, prototyping and into product management. D+I is enthusiastic about its future partnership with Capgemini and extends heartfelt gratitude to the TH team for their instrumental role in making this collaboration possible. Capgemini’s end to end intelligent industry capabilities will be a natural home for Design + Industry’s expertise. It’s global reach and client base will provide unrivalled opportunities and experiences for our team members. We are excited to join the Group”

Simon Croft, Associate Director, ANZ at Technology Holdings added, “We are delighted with the outcome achieved for Design + Industry and it has been a pleasure working with and advising David and Murray on the strategic sale. This represents our 6th transaction in the ANZ region, and further demonstrates the strong interest that we’re seeing from large global technology acquirers to increase their presence throughout the ANZ region.”

Vivek Subramanyam, Founder and CEO of Technology Holdings noted “We are excited to announce this transaction – our 10th product engineering deal. This transaction showcases Technology Holdings’ strong capabilities and experience in the MedTech, Product Design and Engineering landscape, and our leadership position in the ANZ region. We wish Design + Industry much success in this strategic partnership with Capgemini.”

The transaction is due to close in the coming months subject to regulatory approval and other customary conditions for a transaction of this nature.

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