American Industrial Partners buys Gerber Technology

The private equity firm bought Gerber from Vector Capital.

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Gerber Technology (Tolland, Conn.) announced that American Industrial Partners (AIP, New York, NY) acquired all of its outstanding shares. 
"We are very excited to have AIP as our new investor," said Mike Elia, Gerber CEO. "They are a committed partner with common values and a shared passion for making it easier for people in the apparel, transportation and home and leisure industries to design, produce and sell everyday items made from textiles, leather, composites or similar materials.”

“Gerber’s history of innovation and leadership, large install base, and deep industry knowledge is an ideal fit with our investment strategy,” said Justin Fish of AIP. “We look forward to supporting the Gerber management team to execute on key growth initiatives and help Gerber’s customers achieve productivity gains through sophisticated, easy-to-use software; smart, connected machines and world-class service and support.”
Elia says, “Our partnership with AIP will accelerate our investment plans and new product introductions, allowing brands, manufacturers, and retailers to reap the benefits of integrated digital technologies including 3D, the Cloud, IoT and advanced vision systems to reach their optimum potential faster.”