A new German company, Primus Optik, acquired MDA, a bankrupt German marketing group for opticians, on Jan. 1 this year. The headquarters of the company remain in Lorch, keeping 18 of the former 22 jobs. The acquisition was implemented through a management-buy-out by Gabi Rothgerber, product development director of the MDA, in collaboration with a sleeping partner. Rothgerber is now managing partner of Primus Optic. A subsidiary of MDA, MDA Services, has ceases operations as no investor could be found. MDA filed for insolvency last August.