Newport, United Kingdom - SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech company and supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor and related industries, announced it has won multiple awards at this year’s BVCA Management Team Awards. SPTS won three Wales regional awards; Large Buyout Private Equity-backed Management Team of the Year, International Impact Management Team of the Year, and CEO of the Year going to Kevin Crofton. SPTS then went on to receive the UK National Award for Large Buyout Private Equity-backed Management Team of the Year at a ceremony in London last night.

Kevin Crofton, President of SPTS Technologies and Corporate Vice President at Orbotech, said, “We are proud to have even been considered for the BVCA Management Team Awards. It is an honor to have won three Wales regional awards, and to have won the UK National award is incredible. It is a great achievement to have the hard work of the management team and employees of SPTS be recognized by the private equity and venture capital community. The entire company’s dedication was instrumental in creating a successful and profitable global company that ultimately resulted in the successful sale to Orbotech last year. That transaction ensures the future success and longevity of the company, and positions us for further growth. We are grateful for the support of our previous investors, Bridgepoint, and the BVCA judges for recognizing the growth of our global business and the commercial success we’ve achieved over the past several years.”

The seventh annual British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Management Team Awards, produced in association with Grant Thornton UK LLP, celebrate the success stories of the private equity and venture capital industry. These prestigious awards recognize the UK's top private equity and venture capital-backed companies and demonstrate what can be achieved when hard-working, talented management teams are paired with private equity and venture capital. After months of nominating, investigating and judging by a panel of industry experts, this year's regional and national winners were announced on 25 June 2015 at the awards ceremony in London.

About SPTS Technologies

SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech company, designs, manufactures, sells, and supports etch, PVD and CVD wafer processing solutions for the MEMS, advanced packaging, LEDs, high speed RF on GaAs, and power management device markets. With manufacturing facilities in Newport, Wales and Allentown, Pennsylvania, the company operates across 19 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. For more information about SPTS Technologies, please visit



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