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Probe Test Solutions announces $30 million investment

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Probe Test Solutions Ltd (PTSL),headquartered in Hamilton, near Glasgow in Scotland, supplier of advanced ATE test hardware solutions, has announced the closing of a $30 million investment from Tikehau Capital.

Additionally, four semiconductor industry executives, Jalal Bagherli, Mark Tyndall, Alex McCann, and Jacky McNulty, together with Corinne Philipps from Tikehau Capital, are joining the board, with Jalal Bagherli appointed as Chairman.

Tikehau Capital’s $30 million investment is made via its pan-European growth impact private equity strategy. The strategy’s investment philosophy is focused on providing partnership capital to high growth, purpose-led companies that are critical to the resilience of the European economy.

Through this partnership, Tikehau Capital will provide PTSL with the operational and strategic support needed to accelerate further international expansion, including appropriate acquisitions in the ongoing consolidation of the semiconductor market.

Commenting, Jordan Mackellar, CEO of PTSL said:

“This financial investment is a massive vote of confidence in the company, our people and the strategy. The investment will enable PTSL to accelerate its innovative advanced technology roadmap, positioning the company ahead of ATE industry trends and strengthening our ability to make significant Capex investments to support our planned growth. Having worked very closely with Jalal, Mark, Alex, and Jacky for some months to refine our strategic path forward, including raising this investment, I am proud to now have them as board members together with Corinne from Tikehau Capital. This board complements the strong PTSL management and the relentlessly determined wider PTSL team.”

Tikehau Capital Executive Director, Corinne Phillips, said:

“We are delighted to partner with PTSL as it embarks on its next chapter of growth. The company’s differentiated business model has enabled it to carve out a solid position in a rapidly growing market. We look forward to working with Jordan, the wider PTSL team and the rest of the Board, leveraging our expertise and presence in key global markets to accelerate its international expansion and to help them execute their transition to being an industry benchmark on sustainability.”

PTSL Chairman Jalal Bagherli added:

“PTSL is an opportunity that comes along ever so rarely. It has an incredibly talented team who are determined to continue their growth and market share gains in the ATE industry while creating new job opportunities in Scotland and beyond. Furthermore, I am grateful to Jordan for selecting me as the chairman and I lookforward to supporting the company’s strategy together with this new team of directors.”

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