Sterling Medical Devices, a provider of design, development, and regulatory services to the medical device industry, announced its recapitalization and simultaneous merger with RBC Medical Innovations.

This merger brings additional design and development capacity, including expertise in energy-based electromechanical devices, as well as manufacturing capabilities to the combined organization.

As part of the transaction, med tech industry executive David Montecalvo has been appointed CEO of the combined company.

“Sterling and RBC have developed excellent reputations in the industry based on their respective capabilities and track records of supporting Med Tech innovation,” Montecalvo says. “I am honored to partner with Ampersand and management and look forward to providing a fully integrated service offering to our customers to support the advancement of innovative care for patients.”

Montecalvo joins the management team with over 35 years of experience in the med tech industry, including executive level positions at Medtronic and, most recently, West Pharmaceutical Services. Sterling Founder Dan Sterling will remain on the senior leadership team and a Board Director, and RBC Founder Carl Mayer has joined the Board of Directors.

“Ampersand and Sterling are a perfect strategic fit for RBC’s next stage of growth,” Mayer says. “We invested several years developing our relationship and shared vision with the Ampersand team and when they made an investment in Sterling, a respected name in medical device design services, it was clear that a combination of our firms was the right strategy to accelerate our collective customer-focused, fast-to-market design and manufacturing vision.”

Sterling’s Founder Dan Sterling added, “We partnered with Ampersand to expedite the growth of our current business while also seeking M&A opportunities that would be a strong cultural match and bring capabilities complementary to our own. We couldn’t have hoped for a better fit than RBC. Our teams are already collaborating to the benefit of our customers, and we are eager to build a bright future together. We’re also excited to welcome David to the team. His experience will serve us well as we continue to build a company that can service the needs of small innovators and strategic titans alike.”