Boston, Massachusetts – October 23, 2018 – Sverica Capital Management LP (“Sverica”) announced today that Resonetics has acquired STI Laser Industries, Ltd. (“STI”), based in Or Akiva, Israel, a leading supplier of laser processing, nitinol shape setting and electropolishing, and cleanroom assembly and packaging for the medical device industry. In addition to servicing the prolific startup community in Israel, STI has developed a global business with extensive customer relationships in the U.S., Japan, China and Korea. Since being founded in 1998 by Tovy Sivan, President & CEO, STI has grown rapidly by identifying unmet customer needs and responding aggressively with customized solutions.
“Israel is recognized around the world as an important medical device center and we are very excited to gain access to these customers with STI. Tovy’s entrepreneurial spirit and the strong management team he assembled have created an impressive business serving the structural heart, neurovascular and minimally invasive surgery markets. The acquisition also broadens Resonetics’ nitinol processing capabilities, an important capability to serve our growing interventional business” said Tom Burns, President and CEO, Resonetics.
“I am very proud of the position STI has built in the industry over the past 20 years” remarked Tovy Sivan. “By joining forces with Resonetics now, we can offer our customers a broader set of manufacturing capabilities with the resources necessary to support best-in-class prototyping and high-volume production options in Israel, the United States, Europe and Costa Rica. We are uniquely positioned to service a growing list of industry leaders and I look forward to continuing to build this business with the Resonetics team.”
STI is doubling the size of its operations in Or Akiva, 40 minutes North of Tel Aviv. Building 2 is under construction and will open in early 2020 to increase the Israel operation to 60,000 sq. ft. to accommodate the company’s growth and new manufacturing capabilities.
Founded in 1987, Resonetics is a pioneer in laser micro manufacturing and provides contract manufacturing services to the life sciences industry. Resonetics designs, builds and integrates its own laser workstations to solve complex manufacturing challenges and has invested heavily in leading edge technology. Combining state-of-the-art laser systems with a large and innovative technical team allows Resonetics to partner with customers and provide winning solutions that meet all technical, quality and economic requirements. Learn more at www.resonetics.com. Resonetics was acquired by Sverica in October 2014 and recapitalized by Sverica in February 2018 with GTCR taking a majority stake and Sverica and Resonetics management retaining a minority stake in the company.