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EQT III bought Sirona a world-leading manufacturer of dental equipment, in 2003.

During EQT´s ownership Sirona has successfully increased the global market penetration of CEREC and inLab, Sirona’s unique CAD/CAM systems and continued to develop and launch a number of new products, including a new generation of digital X-ray systems. Furthermore Sirona has taken major steps towards becoming a global company by establishing subsidiaries in another five countries.

In 2005 EQT sold Sirona to to Madison Dearborn Partners.

Key events during EQT's ownership

  • New subsidiaries established in five countries: China, Denmark, Spain, France and Japan
  • CEREC 3D, Sironas unique CAD/CAM product is developing extremely well
  • Development and launch of a number of new products