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TA Associates invest $90 Million in aesthetic devices provider Alma Lasers March 24, 2006

Posted by israelhealthcare in Medical Aesthetics Device.

Private equity and buyout firm TA Associates has completed a $90 million investment in Alma Lasers, a provider of laser devices for aesthetic, medical and dental applications. Alma Lasers resulted from the merger of two laser companies, MSQ, founded by industry veteran laser physicist Ziv Karni, Ph.D., and Orion Lasers, a U.S. based laser distributor.

The aesthetic medical device market is large, growing and very profitable. The global aesthetic laser market is estimated at over $1 billion globally and is growing at over 20% annually. Israel is the home for the dominant players in this high growth market including, Syneron, Lumenis, Radiancy and Alma Lasers.

Alma Lasers is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of laser, light and radiofrequency-based systems for the aesthetic medical market. Alma Lasers’ products are used for non-invasive aesthetic procedures such as hair removal, skin rejuvenation and cellulite reduction on an outpatient basis. Alma Lasers is headquartered in Caesarea, Israel, with U.S. operations based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Founded in 1968, TA Associates is one of the oldest and largest private equity firms in the world. Equipped with a $10 billion capital base, TA Associates invested in more than 360 companies and since 1995 have helped the firm’s portfolio companies to raise more than $15 billion.

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