XIO Group buys Lumenis for $510M – Israel’s largest tech exit this year
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CEO Tzipi Ozer-Armon in a Lumenis video. Photo Credit: Lumenis / Vimeo

Medical laser company Lumenis has been acquired by alternative investments firm XIO Group for $510 million

Lumenis Ltd. has agreed to a deal with XIO Group to be acquired for $14.00 per share in cash for an aggregate purchase of approximately $510 million. Lumenis, a leading medical company that has advanced surgical, ophthalmological, and aesthetic light-based laser solutions, has been in operation for nearly 50 years.

While Lumenis cannot technically be considered a startup since it went public on NASDAQ in February 2014, the purchase does mark the largest buyout of an Israeli tech company so far this year. Francisco Partners’ acquisition of ClickSoftware for $433 million and Pitney Bows’ acquisition of Borderfree for $450 million have been the second and third largest acquisitions in 2015, and January saw a particularly large number of acquisitions.

CEO Tzipi Ozer-Armon said in a statement, “This acquisition is a strong recognition and vote of confidence in Lumenis’ achievements and its employees, and I am excited about the future prospects of Lumenis. Over the past three years, we have managed to transform Lumenis into a strong, growing, and profitable company. We have refocused our strategy, introduced new products, and tripled our EBITDA. Furthermore, we have created a very bright and promising future for Lumenis by building a robust pipeline of innovative products, a strong sales team in each region, and by enhancing our global brand recognition. I am confident that we will continue to thrive and reach new heights together with XIO Group.”

XIO Group is a global alternative investments firm with teams in London, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

For more about Lumenis, check out this video:

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Jenna is a summer Geektime reporter and editor, and a student at Stanford University. She has a penchant for cool ideas and slightly crazy people, perhaps evident in her move from the Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. As an English major who finds herself in tech hubs, she aims to change the world through tech and Steinbeck.

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