The Gores Group and Technology4Medicine, LLC Acquire Fotona d.d.

LOS ANGELES & LJUBLJANA, Slovenia--()--The Gores Group, a leading, Los Angeles-based investment firm, and Technology4Medicine, LLC, today announced they have closed on the acquisition of Fotona d.d., a Ljubljana, Slovenia-based manufacturer of high performance lasers for medical, dental, aesthetic and gynecological applications. The Gores Group invested through its Small Capitalization Partners investment fund. Jeffrey W. Jones, President of Technology4Medicine, will assume the role of CEO of the combined business.

Dr. Matjaž Lukač, CEO of Fotona d.d., said, “We are extremely pleased to have completed this acquisition, which we believe will position Fotona well for continued growth and success. Fotona will continue to produce innovative, market-leading products which will serve the needs of our customers. This partnership will benefit all of Fotona’s stakeholders, including our employees.”

Jeffrey W. Jones, CEO, added, “The new Fotona is excited to offer our customers and dealers around the world premier laser technology for medical, dental and aesthetic applications. With the formation of the partnership between Fotona, Technology4Medicine and The Gores Group, Fotona will be stronger and have more resources to access the global market.”

“The Gores Group is pleased to have partnered with Fotona management and Technology4Medicine to purchase Fotona,” stated Victor C. Otley III, Managing Director for The Gores Group. “We are impressed with Fotona’s vision and technical capabilities, and we will support the business with financial resources to establish Fotona as the premier, worldwide provider of dental, medical, aesthetic and gynecological lasers.”

About Fotona d.d.

Headquartered in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and founded in 1964, Fotona’s state-of-the-art research and development facilities serve to meet the needs of the fast-changing market and set new standards of excellence for medical and non-medical high-performance laser systems. Fotona's advanced laser technologies make treatments in areas such as aesthetics and dermatology, dentistry, surgery and gynecology faster, less invasive and more effective. Patented solutions in pulse technology, energy feedback control and optical solutions for producing an almost perfectly homogeneous beam profile are highly appreciated by doctors and patients alike. Fotona manufactures all of its laser systems in Ljubljana, and its products are available to dental and medical professionals through a worldwide network of distributors. More information is available at www.fotona.com.

About The Gores Group, LLC

The Gores Group, LLC is a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group, which was founded in 1987 by Alec E. Gores, has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.

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Contacts

For The Gores Group, LLC
Jennifer Kwon
(310) 824-8050
or
Sitrick And Company
Terry Fahn
(310) 788-2850