II-VI Incorporated (“II-VI”) is a NASDAQ-listed US company founded in 1971 and headquartered in Saxonburg, PA. II-VI produces engineered materials and optical components for manufacturing, military and telecommunications industries and is the global leader in crystal growth and optics for the laser industry. II-VI is an active acquirer of businesses around the world and operates with a holding company structure, which supports a portfolio of related companies within the II-VI group.
Photop Technologies Inc. (“Photop”) was created through the merger of four companies in 2004 and is headquartered in Fuzhou, China. Photop is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of fibre optic modules, microchip lasers, crystals and optical components. Key customers include Huawei and Corning.