Katena Acquires Eagle Vision


(Press Release) DENVILLE, NJ -- Katena Products, a provider of ophthalmic instruments, biologics and devices to hospitals, surgical centers and ophthalmic and optometric offices, announces the purchase of Eagle Vision.

Founded over 30 years ago by Dr. Jerre Freeman, Eagle Vision has become a market leader in the punctal plug product category. These plugs, along with other ancillary devices, are primarily used in the treatment of dry eye syndrome by both optometrists and ophthalmologists in the U.S. and globally.

“The acquisition of the Eagle Vision product line is the second important addition to Katena’s product portfolio in 2016, as we continue to build out our product offerings in the ophthalmic and optometric call points,” said Bill Friedberg, CEO of Katena Products. “We look forward to continuing to be of greater clinical value to our customers, with both organic growth of our existing product lines and through additional acquisitions.”

Katena Products is owned by Audax Private Equity, a Boston-based private equity firm. Audax Private Equity is an integral part of Audax Group, an alternative asset management firm specializing in investments in middle market companies.

With offices in Boston, New York, and Menlo Park, Audax Group has over $10 billion in assets under management across its private equity, mezzanine and senior debt businesses.