Danish nanotech startup aims to scale to supply world’s largest industries
Nanotechnology startup RadiSurf™ today announced that it has been acquired by KCK Ltd, the family-run private equity investment fund behind YES and several innovative technology companies worldwide, for 100+ million DKK. Strategic growth-investments from KCK are expected to position RadiSurf as a provider of advanced nanotech-based surface enhancement materials to major companies in global industries.
RadiSurf’s technology, which was developed at Aarhus University, is based on nano-coatings of polymer brushes -- densely-placed tiny plastic chains anchored to the surface of a variety of materials -- and has enormous industrial potential that has not been previously achieved at any scale outside university laboratories. “At RadiSurf, we have cracked the code for applying these coatings in processes that adapt directly into most industrial production lines, which was considered impossible just a few years ago,” RadiSurf CEO and founder Mikkel Kongsfelt explained.
“We are excited about adding RadiSurf to the portfolio,” commented Ramakanth Alapati, Managing Director of KCK’s Industrial and Emerging Technology investment group, and CEO of YES. “Evolving technologies for surface modification and materials enhancement are key drivers of advances in the automotive, industrial, biotech, semiconductor and sustainable energy sectors. We see materials solutions from RadiSurf as a critical enabler of new applications in genomic & protein sequencing; medical devices; electronics assembly; semiconductor advanced packaging; sustainable energy generation, storage and transmission; automotive assemblies, and much more.”