Monthly Archives: September 2016

PB&W Attending and Presenting at the SpeedNews Business & General Aviation Industry Conference, Oct. 4-5, 2016

Philpott Ball & Werner will be attending and presenting at the 21st annual SpeedNews Business & General Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference, held on October 4th through the 5th at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles, California.

The conference is a leading annual gathering of executives and industry experts from equipment manufacturers, material suppliers, MRO and IT suppliers, aviation marketing and business development professionals, analysts and the financial community.  PB&W Director Luke Korta will be presenting “Valuation Trends in the Business and General Aviation Market,” covering the latest merger and acquisition transactions, public company market valuations, and future trends for the market.  PB&W Managing Director Ted Werner will also be in attendance.

For more information about the conference and to schedule meetings with PB&W, please contact Ted Werner at or Luke Korta at  To register for the conference, please visit the SpeedNews website.

Transaction Announcement: Westland Technologies has been acquired by ESCO Technologies

Westland Technologies, Inc. (“Westland”), a portfolio company of Mangrove Equity Partners, has been acquired by ESCO Technologies, Inc. Located in Modesto, California, Westland is the market leader in the design, development and manufacture of elastomeric-based signature reduction solutions that enhance U.S. Naval maritime platform survivability.

Westland provides sole-source mission critical technology used on a majority of the U.S. Naval fleet worldwide, including submarines (Virginia Class, Ohio Class and Los Angeles Class), surface ships (cruisers and destroyers), and aircraft carriers. Westland’s products include highly-engineered, complex tiles and other shock and vibration dampening systems that reduce passive acoustic signatures and/or modify signal (radar, infrared, acoustical and sonar) emission and reflection to reduce or obscure a vessel’s signature.

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