Motion Solutions Announces Acquisition of nPoint

Aliso Viejo, CA – January 21, 2020

Motion Solutions, a provider of highly engineered linear motion, motion control and automation solutions, is pleased to announce its acquisition of nPoint, a provider of high precision nanopositioning systems. The transaction was completed by Frontenac, the majority owner of Motion Solutions and a private equity firm focused on investing in the lower middle market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin, nPoint provides nanopositioning systems to OEM customers in the life sciences and technology markets. Having served customers for over two decades, nPoint has established itself as a specialty provider of cutting-edge, piezo actuator driven flexure stages available in one, two or three axes of motion. Its ultra-precision motion control scanners and controllers provide users with the highest level of performance available in the marketplace. nPoint’s innovative design of nanopositioners and electronics offers exceptional high-speed positioning while maintaining accuracy and repeatability.

Based in Aliso Viejo, California, Motion Solutions pushes the limits of motion technology in partnership with innovative OEMs by utilizing extensive mechanical and electrical engineering expertise alongside manufacturing, distribution and assembly capabilities. The company specializes in technical engineered systems for sophisticated applications that require precise, reliable and customized movement. Motion Solutions focuses on delivering its products to technical end markets such as medical equipment, life sciences, technology and aerospace where the cost of failure is high, and precision, accuracy and repeatability of motion components are vital. By joining forces, the two companies will be able to provide customers with a comprehensive set of precision positioning products and engineered solutions with linear travel lengths spanning from meters all the way down to the nanometer scale.

“We are excited to announce the acquisition of nPoint,” says Scott Depenbrok, President of Motion Solutions. “They have strong experience in piezo based nano-positioning products, with particular strength in custom application-specific solutions for OEMs that complements Motion Solutions’ specialized engineering expertise and array of customized products. With the addition of their product line, blue chip customer relationships and talented in-house team of software, electrical, mechanical, and embedded controls engineers, we will be able to provide our customers with unparalleled technologies and support.”

About Frontenac

Frontenac is a Chicago-based private equity firm. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. Frontenac works in partnership with proven operating leaders, through an executive-centric approach called CEO1ST, to identify, acquire, and build market-leading companies through transformational acquisitions and operational excellence. The firm has built a leading franchise working with over 275 owners of mid-sized businesses as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement, and growth planning. For more information, please visit

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