Venable represented EMZ portfolio company FotoFinder Systems, Inc., a global leader in skin imaging solutions, in connection with its acquisition of DermLite LLC, a renowned provider of handheld dermoscopy devices. The transaction unites two complementary businesses and paves the way for innovation in modern dermatological diagnostics and research. The acquisition also marks EMZ’s first direct investment in the United States.

The deal, which was structured as a stock purchase of DermLite’s ultimate parent company with a significant reinvestment from two of DermLite’s founders, closed on March 15, 2024.

The transaction team was led by Ted Keim and Audrey Distler, with support from Maggie Risinger. Friedemann Thomma and Susan Keeler advised on tax matters, including the structuring of the transaction.

Jay Gavigan and Elise Lindenmayer advised on financing matters. Harry Atlas and Ryann Aaron helped with employee benefits issues. Ben Stockman and Teresa Biviano assisted with labor and employment and other litigation items. Todd Harrison and Richard Starr advised on Food and Drug Administration matters. Michele Van Patten Frank, Christopher Kim, Elizabeth Gitlin, Kristen Ruisi, and Sara Krastins advised on matters related to intellectual property. Leah Druckerman helped with privacy matters, and Alex Koff advised on international trade matters. Shannyn Yates provided valuable support.