Investment Summary

Easton Capital Investment Group Invests In Lamina Ceramics

On April 24, 2007, venture capital firm Easton Capital Investment Group invested in electrical equipment company Lamina Ceramics for 7M USD

Investment Highlights
  • This is Easton Capital Investment Group’s 1st transaction in the Electrical Equipment sector.
  • This is Easton Capital Investment Group’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Easton Capital Investment Group’s 12th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Easton Capital Investment Group’s 1st transaction in New Jersey.
Investment Fate
  • Lamina Ceramics was sold to a strategic buyer in 2008.

Investment Summary

Date 2007-04-24
Target Lamina Ceramics
Sector Electrical Equipment
Investor(s) Easton Capital Investment Group
Deal Type Venture
Deal Value 7M USD

Target

Lamina Ceramics

Westampton, New Jersey, United States
Lamina defines the state of technology in the development and manufacture of super-bright LED light engines. The Company's leading edge LED packaging technology and design, and its proprietary multi-layer ceramic on metal packaging solution provides unsurpassed thermal management and interconnectivity. Lamina's technology emerged from 12 years of research and development at the Sarnoff Corporation - the same laboratory that developed such world-changing inventions as: color television, the liquid crystal display technology that is used in cell phones, laptops and watches, and today's High Definition Television and satellite TV technology. Easton led an investment in Lamina in April 2007. Other investors in the Company include Morgenthaler Ventures, Sarnoff Corporation, RedShift Ventures, Granite Global, CID Capital, Kemet Electronics Corporation and Richard King Mellon Foundation.

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Investor

Easton Capital Investment Group

New York, New York, United States

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Category Venture Capital Firm
Founded 2000
PE ASSETS 200M USD
Size Small
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Easton Capital Investment Group is a private investment firm that targets early-stage venture capital to later-stage growth capital investments. Easton will consider opportunities across a range of industries but generally invests in the healthcare industry, including biopharmaceuticals, drug delivery, medical devices, and healthcare services. Easton looks to commit $0.50 to $10 million per transaction. Easton Capital was formed in 2000 and is based in New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 12 of 25
Sector (Electrical Equipment) 1 of 1
Type (Venture) 10 of 22
State (New Jersey) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 12 of 25
Year (2007) 3 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-04-13 Comverge

Norcross, Georgia, United States

Comverge, Inc. is a provider of an integrated set of demand response, energy efficiency and customer engagement solutions that enable electric utilities to ensure grid reliability, lower energy costs, meet regulatory demands and enhance the customer experience. Comverge was founded in 1974 and is based in Norcross, Georgia.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-06-20 Gentis

Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States

Gentis, Inc. develops synthetic products that represent fundamental improvements for treating degenerated intervertebral discs of the spine and other musculoskeletal lesions. The Company has developed a proprietary material whose unique characteristics make it ideally suited for use in the spine. In the longer-term Gentis' broad technology platform also creates a broad-based product orthobiologics pipeline. Gentis was founded in 2000 and is based in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

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