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CD&R Announces $60 Million Follow-On Investment in Cynosure

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Westford, MA

Cynosure, LLC, a leader in medical aesthetics systems and technologies, announced today a new investment of $60 million from lead investor Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. The new capital supports the company's plans to continue investing ahead of strong growth to bring innovation to the market and provide comprehensive treatment solutions to its customers that deliver the highest clinical efficacy for patients.

Cynosure, which develops, manufactures, and markets medical aesthetic treatment systems and consumables for dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medical spas, and other healthcare practitioners, saw sales grow by over 45% in 2021 and over 30% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2022, driven by strong growth across all geographies.

"We are pleased that CD&R continues to share our excitement about Cynosure's market, growth trajectory, and potential to accelerate," said Todd Tillemans, Cynosure CEO. "This investment is a strong endorsement that Cynosure is delivering on its mission to be the leader in aesthetics and to help patients across the globe to unleash their beautiful energy from within."

"We have built at Cynosure a diverse and talented team, and I believe the company's strong sales performance is the direct result of the team's exceptional execution against high demand in the market," said Sandi Peterson, CD&R Partner and Chairman of Cynosure's Board of Directors. "We are excited to continue our partnership with the team to support their efforts to drive continued new and future breakthrough product innovation and deliver the best service and solutions to Cynosure's valued customers."

"Medical aesthetics is a large market with strong macro tailwinds that have only gotten stronger across the globe since our initial investment," said Derek Strum, CD&R Partner. "We believe Cynosure is well positioned to build on its momentum and capture both organic and inorganic growth opportunities."

CD&R initially invested in Cynosure in December 2019, facilitating the carve out of the company from Hologic.

About Cynosure
Cynosure develops, manufactures and markets aesthetic treatment systems that enable plastic surgeons, dermatologists and other medical practitioners to perform non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures to remove hair, treat vascular and benign pigmented lesions, remove multi-colored tattoos, revitalize the skin, reduce fat through laser lipolysis, reduce cellulite, clear nails infected by toe fungus, ablate sweat glands and improve women's health. Cynosure's product portfolio is composed of a broad range of energy sources including Alexandrite, diode, Nd: YAG, picosecond, pulse dye, Q-switched lasers, intense pulsed light and RF technology. Cynosure sells its products globally under the Cynosure, Palomar, ConBio and Ellman brand names through a direct sales force in the United States, Canada, France, Morocco, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan and Korea, and through international distributors in approximately 130 other countries. For corporate or product information, visit Cynosure's website at

About Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a private investment firm with a strategy predicated on building stronger, more profitable businesses primarily in five industry sectors, including Industrials, Healthcare, Consumer, Technology and Financial Services. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of more than $40 billion in over 100 companies with an aggregate transaction value of more than $175 billion. The Firm has offices in New York and London with a team of 90 investment professionals and 9 full time Operating Partners and 33 Advisors to CD&R Funds. For more information, please visit