Flow sensing company Flusso has been jointly acquired for £28 million by a company and a global private equity fund focused on investing in semiconductor companies and other high-tech industries.

The transaction will enable the acquirers to expand their current product portfolio into flow and environmental sensing, and to establish a European footprint in Cambridge to add to existing facilities in the US and China.

It will also give Flusso immediate access to significant additional expertise and capacity in the design, development and manufacture of new semiconductor devices.

Flusso will continue to operate under its own brand name and with its existing management team under the direction of CEO and company co-founder Dr Andrea De Luca.

Flusso founders

“Everyone at Flusso is excited by what this acquisition means for our business as we power into a new phase of development,” said De Luca. 

“It will help to accelerate the commercialisation of our flow sensing product lines; to fast-track the development and launch of our gas sensor products for environmental applications; and allow us to increase the investments and engineering resources allocated to developing new sensor innovations.  

“We will also get improved access to markets and customers, particularly in Asia.”

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Flusso was founded in 2016 as a spinout from University of Cambridge with support from Cambridge Enterprise, the university’s commercialisation arm.  

It raised £4.65 million in a Series A round in 2020 led by Parkwalk Advisors and launched its first product, the FLS110 – the world’s smallest flow sensor targeting high-volume consumer, industry and medical applications – later that year.

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