• Investment date
    2003-2011
  • Headquarters
    New Mexico
Optical components
  • Investment date
    2003-2011
  • Headquarters
    New Mexico
Founded in 1972, CVI Melles Griot is a global leader in the design and manufacture of products that enable the practical application of light. CVI offers a full spectrum of design and manufacturing expertise and maintains an industry unique ‘build your own’ catalog that allows customers the flexibility to customize optical components to their specific application.

Over the course of its investment, NEP helped CVI Melles Griot build and establish a strong management team, leverage its brand heritage in optical components, and aggressively expand its product offerings to transition into a diversified photonics supplier, including establishing manufacturing operations in eight countries on three continents.

NEP sold CVI Melles Griot to IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX) in June 2011.
  • Add-On Acquisition activity
    Melles Griot (2007)
    Coherent Imaging Optics (2007)
    Quality Laser Optics (2006)
    Optical Components (2005)
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