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Horstman Group has been acquired by RENK

Horstman Holdings has been acquired by RENK AG. Horstman is a leading solutions provider in the global armor and tracked vehicle mobility markets.  As the world’s largest independent supplier of military vehicle suspension systems, Horstman is on the leading edge of both passive and active vehicle suspension technology and is well known for its hydraulic and hydropneumatic suspension systems and complimentary high integrity engineering.

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ARC Technologies has been acquired by Hexcel

ARC Technologies, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of custom RF / EMI and microwave absorbing composite materials for defense, aerospace and industrial applications, has been acquired by Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL).  ARC Technologies has a wide range of capabilities for producing RF / EMI and microwave absorbing materials and specializes in combining absorptive metallic filler compounds, including carbon, iron and nickel-coated graphite, with a proprietary blend of polymer resins to generate various matrix materials including structural composites and thermoplastics.

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Agile Magnetics has been acquired by Standex

Regional Mfg. Specialists, Inc., d/b/a Agile Magnetics (“Agile”), a leading designer and manufacturer of high reliability custom magnetics, has been acquired by Standex International Corporation (NYSE: SXI, “Standex”). Agile was a portfolio company of Coppermine Capital and Sage Peak Capital.

Headquartered in Concord, New Hampshire, Agile Magnetics manufactures high reliability magnetic components such as custom transformers, specialized inductors and tailor-made electromagnetic coils. The Company’s products are primarily purposed for mission and process critical power supply and conversion applications where the customer has high reliability, survivability and longevity requirements. The Company’s customers are predominantly OEM equipment manufacturers in the semiconductor, industrial, defense, medical, commercial and electronics industries.

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PB&W Attending NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, Oct. 16-18, 2018

PB&W will be attending the NBAA (“National Business Aviation Association”) Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (“BACE”).  NBAA-BACE is the world’s largest business aviation industry event and will feature over 1,100 exhibitors and 100 aircraft on display.  The conference will be held at the Orange County Convention Center and Orlando Executive Airport in Orlando, Florida from October 16th through the 18th, 2018.

For more information and to arrange meetings with PB&W, please contact PB&W Director Luke Korta at lkorta@pbandw.com.  To register for the event, please go to the NBAA website at www.nbaa.org.

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Orbital Systems and Quorum Communications have been acquired by CPI

Related companies Orbital Systems, Ltd. and Quorum Communications, Inc., leaders in the design and manufacture of ground-based full-motion antenna products for communications applications, have been acquired by Communications & Power Industries (“CPI”).

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Orbital Systems is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of ground station antenna systems used for Telemetry, Tracking and Control (TT&C), Earth Observation Satellite Direct Broadcast (EOS DB) reception, RADAR, Search & Rescue (SARSAT), and custom tracking applications. Orbital Systems offers antenna positioners and integrated RF subsystems in Ka-, X-, S-, and L- bands with single or multi-band feeds, upconverters, downconverters, HPAs, and control systems.

Also headquartered in Irving, Texas, Quorum Communications provides solutions to the satellite remote sensing market and equipment used to receive and process satellite data such as microwave receivers, demodulators, downconverters and feeds.

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PB&W attending the Association of the United States Army (“AUSA”) Annual Meeting & Expo, Oct. 8-10, Washington D.C.

Ted Werner and Nick Berry, Managing Directors at PB&W, will be attending the Association of the United States Army (“AUSA”) 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition.  The AUSA Annual Meeting is one of the largest land warfare expositions in the world, with over 700 industry and military exhibits and over 30,000 attendees.

The conference will be held on October 8th through the 10th, 2018, in Washington D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

For more information about this conference and to schedule meetings with PB&W, please contact Ted Werner or Nick Berry.  To register for the conference, please visit the AUSA website.

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Bittware has been acquired by Molex

Bittware, Inc., a global leading provider of computing systems featuring field-programmable gate arrays (“FPGAs”) deployed in data center compute and network packet processing applications, has been acquired by Molex, LLC, a subsidiary company of Koch Industries.

Headquartered in Concord, New Hampshire, BittWare provides solutions based on FPGA technology from Intel and Xilinx.  Many of the world’s leading companies use BittWare FPGA solutions to provide the processing power for demanding applications in data center, military, aerospace, government, instrumentation, test, financial services, broadcast and video.  BittWare commercial products turn the latest FPGA device features into reliable board-level solutions, suitable for both development and deployment in integrated servers.  The company serves Original Equipment Manufacturer (“OEM”) customers who value the decades of engineering experience BittWare brings to designing custom solutions.

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SkyTrac has been acquired by Drew Marine

SkyTrac Systems Ltd. (“SkyTrac”), a leading provider of data-driven solutions and data acquisition systems for the global aviation industry, has been acquired by Drew Marine UK Holdings Ltd. (“Drew Marine”).  SkyTrac is a portfolio company of Roynat Capital, the private equity group of Scotia Bank, and Drew Marine is a portfolio company of the Jordan Company.  Headquartered in Canada, SkyTrac is a full-service, data-driven solutions provider to the aviation industry.  Since 1986, SkyTrac has pioneered the development, evolution and commercialization of flight following, flight data and communications technology.  SkyTrac offers a one-stop response for reliable and secure aviation data management solutions that elevate efficiency, safety and drive revenue, from performance trending and business reporting to real-time asset tracking and situational awareness.

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Transaction Announcement: AeroAntenna Technology has been acquired by HEICO

AeroAntenna Technology, Inc. (“AeroAntenna”), a leader in the design and production of high performance active antenna systems, has been acquired by HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI.A and HEI).  Headquartered in Chatsworth, California, AeroAntenna manufacturers antenna systems for critical defense applications, precision guided munitions, commercial aircraft, ground vehicles and other commercial uses.  AeroAntenna is a market leader in numerous antenna types and applications including GPS, aircraft navigation and satellite communications.  The transaction is HEICO’s largest acquisition in company history.  AeroAntenna will become a part of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group.

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PB&W attending the Association of the United States Army (“AUSA”) Annual Meeting & Expo, Oct. 9-11, Washington D.C.

Ted Werner and Nick Berry, Managing Directors at PB&W, will be attending the Association of the United States Army (“AUSA”) 2017 Annual Meeting and Exposition.  The AUSA Annual Meeting is one of the largest land warfare expositions in the world, with over 700 industry and military exhibits and over 26,000 attendees.

The conference will be held on October 9th through the 11th, 2017, in Washington D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

For more information about this conference and to schedule meetings with PB&W, please contact Ted Werner or Nick Berry.  To register for the conference, please visit the AUSA website.