August 4, 2014
BOSTON, MA -- Dunn Rush & Co. LLC is pleased to announce recent closing of $29.6 million recapitalization of Lucid, Inc., d.b.a. Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics (“Caliber I.D.”). Dunn Rush & Co. served as financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Lucid, Inc. in connection with the recapitalization.
Caliber I.D. (www.caliberid.com) designs, develops and markets the proprietary, cutting-edge VivaScope® system – a disruptive, noninvasive point-of-care platform imaging technology with numerous applications in dermatology, surgery and research. FDA 510(k) cleared, VivaScope has regulatory approval in most major markets. With 78 issued and pending patents worldwide, VivaScope has the potential to significantly improve outcomes and reduce costs. The VivaScan™ procedure, which utilizes the VivaScope for dermatological examination, allows physicians to detect cancerous lesions that appear benign, and reduces the need for expensive, painful and time-consuming biopsies, which show no malignancy approximately 70% of the time. VivaScope also has significant applications in testing and analysis in the academic, medical and therapeutic research markets. Caliber I.D. is based in Rochester, New York.
Dunn Rush & Co. LLC was founded in 2009 to provide high quality merger and acquisition advisory services to middle market companies valued between $20 million and $250 million. Dunn Rush & Co. LLC has significant expertise in the following industry sectors: Business Services; Consumer; Defense & Security; Healthy Living; Instrumentation; Manufacturing & Distribution; Medical Technology & Services; and Technology, Software & Data Services. The Firm is a registered Broker-Dealer and is headquartered at 225 Franklin Street, Boston MA 02110. For further information, please visit our website at www.dunnrush.com or contact us at 617-451-0001.
The Dunn Rush team skillfully guided us through the sale process resulting in our achieving maximum value for our division, Moeller Marine Products. They ran their 2 stage competitive sale process which resulted in us receiving multiple initial offers which were then winnowed down to the top few interested buyers. We met with those buyers and supplied additional information and Dunn Rush then had those buyers compete against one another which resulted in our achieving very favorable terms and an outstanding valuation.
Dana Barlow, CEO of The Moore Company, and its former subsidiary Moeller Marine Products
I had never been involved in the sale of a business before, let alone my own. I hired Dunn Rush & Co. to assist me through the process because of their extensive experience helping similar business owners. Kevin and Greg prepared us well for the task, anticipated events and issues, negotiated hard and delivered superb results. They know what they are doing and do it well!
Everett “Vic” Firth (1931 – 2015), Founder and President, Vic Firth Company, Inc.
Greg is one of the most effective investment bankers that I have had the opportunity to work with. His professionalism, ability to quickly grasp the complexities of our business, expert advice and follow up insured that our process ran smoothly. Even when we hit road blocks during the process, Greg was there to offer alternative suggestions and to work behind the scenes with all parties to get the deal back on track. Greg was a real partner during the entire process from beginning to end and even though we were operating out of different cities, he was always available day or night to discuss and address the issue at hand.
Joe Jacobson, President & CEO of Akustica, Inc.