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Artemis announces its first two investments, KCB Solutions and Janis Research Co

For Immediate Release

Boston, MA – On June 14, 2011, Artemis (“Artemis”) closed a minority growth equity investment in Janis Research Company, LLC (“Janis”). Based in Wilmington, MA, Janis is a world-class designer and manufacturer of high quality cryogenic research equipment, including both cryogen-cooled and cryogen-free cryostat systems. Founded in 1961, Janis’s customer base has grown to include some of the world’s best-known research centers, academic institutions, and largest corporations. These customers use Janis’s cryogenic systems to conduct low and ultra low temperature research across a broad spectrum of research and development fields, both scientific and commercial. With fifty years of experience and nearly a third of its employees holding PhDs, Janis is a performance-proven and highly-respected player in the cryogenic industry, with a reputation for best-in-class engineering and design capabilities, quality manufacturing, ease-of-operations, day-after-day reliability, and superior post-delivery customer support. With the growth capital and strategic and operational assistance of Artemis, Janis is poised to capture the ever-growing demand for low temperature research and development.


For Immediate Release

Boston, MA – On February 25, 2011, Artemis (“Artemis”) completed a minority growth equity investment in KCB Solutions, LLC (“KCB”). Located in Shirley, MA, KCB was incorporated in 2003 to address a growing need in the military, aerospace, and commercial markets for high-quality Radio Frequency (“RF”) and microwave surface mount microelectronic components. In the eight years since its founding, KCB has developed into a trusted and skilled design and manufacturing partner to the largest OEMs of advanced communication systems. Today, KCB provides its customers a suite of integrated circuit (“IC”) technologies including amplifiers, attenuators, data convertors, modulators, oscillators, phase shifters, sensors, and switches, along with a host of services – from customized product design to post-production testing. Leveraging its partnership with Artemis, KCB is uniquely positioned to address the increased demand in RF microwave and millimeter frequencies needed for real-time data and mobile communications.

About Artemis

Founded in 2010, Artemis is a Boston-based private equity firm focused on acquiring and growing manufacturers of differentiated industrial technologies, including analytical and lab instrumentation. Artemis seeks to partner with companies that have strong established management teams, outstanding engineering capabilities, unique products, and expanding niche markets. For more information on Artemis, please visit:

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