M&A Deal Summary
|Target||Gichner Shelter Systems, Inc.|
|Buyer(s)||Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.|
Dunrath Capital, Inc.
Altus Capital Partners
Argosy Private Equity
|Deal Type||Add-on Acquisition|
|Deal Value||133M USD|
|Advisor(s)||Jefferies LLC (Financial)|
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Kratos is a specialized technology focused security business providing mission critical products, solutions and services for domestic and international customers. The Company designs, engineers and manufactures specialized electronic products, components, subsystems and systems for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), electronic attack, electronic warfare, radar, and missile system platforms; integrated product, software and technology solutions for satellite communications; products and solutions for unmanned systems; products and services related to cybersecurity and cyberwarfare; products and solutions for ballistic missile defense; weapons systems trainers; advanced network engineering and information technology services; weapons systems lifecycle support and sustainment; military weapon range operations and technical services; and public safety, critical infrastructure security and surveillance systems. Kratos was formed in 1994 and is based in San Diego, California.
|Overall||3 of 12|
|Sector (Building Materials)||1 of 1|
|Type (Add-on Acquisition)||3 of 11|
|State (Pennsylvania)||1 of 3|
|Country (United States)||3 of 12|
|Year (2010)||1 of 4|
|Size (of disclosed)||2 of 4|
Haverstick Consulting, Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Haverstick Consulting, Inc. provides business management solutions. The company specializes in the evaluation, planning, design, implementation, and management of strategic information technology and business solutions.
Gichner Systems Group, Inc.
Dallastown, Pennsylvania, United States
Gichner Systems Group is the industry leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, modification, testing, and repair of tactical shelters, modular containers, and custom enclosures.
Dunrath Capital, Inc. is a 'research-based' private equity and strategic advisory firm. Dunrath's current area of interest is early and growth-stage investments in companies delivering infrastructure surety products and services. Dunrath invests in promising candidates across all stages development, with a particular emphasis in growth equity situations. Dunrath generally pursues companies located in the United States. Dunrath Capital is based in Chicago, Illinois.
|Overall||2 of 7|
|Sector (Building Materials)||1 of 1|
|Type (Add-on Acquisition)||2 of 6|
|State (Pennsylvania)||1 of 1|
|Country (United States)||2 of 7|
|Year (2010)||2 of 4|
|Size (of disclosed)||1 of 1|
Initiate Systems, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Initiate Systems, Inc. is a provider of master data management (MDM) software, which enables organizations to strategically leverage and share critical data assets by delivering a comprehensive, secure single view of citizens to government.
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Metatomix is an innovative software company that has delivered the industry’s first, commercialized semantic composite applications. Using a powerful combination of non-invasive, real-time integration and semantic technologies, Metatomix achieves an order of magnitude reduction in the time and cost of producing and maintaining applications.
Altus Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in medium sized North American-based manufacturing companies. Altus looks for businesses with EBITDA of at least $4 million and valued between $25 and $100 million. Typical transaction types include buyouts, recapitalizations, consolidations, and divestitures. Alta Capital was formed in 2003 and has offices in Wilton, Connecticut and Lincolnshire, Illinois.
|Overall||3 of 13|
|Sector (Building Materials)||1 of 4|
|Type (Add-on Acquisition)||1 of 6|
|State (Pennsylvania)||2 of 2|
|Country (United States)||3 of 13|
|Year (2010)||1 of 1|
|Size (of disclosed)||1 of 4|
Mistras Group, Inc.
Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
Mistras is a provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. Mission critical services and solutions are delivered globally and provide customers with asset life extension, improved productivity and profitability, compliance with government safety and environmental regulations, and enhanced risk management operational decisions. Mistras was founded in 1978 and is based in Princeton Junction, New Jersey.
The D.S. Brown Co., Inc.
North Baltimore, Ohio, United States
The D.S. Brown Co., Inc. is a manufacturer of critical, specialty components for bridges, elevated roadways, highways, airfield pavement structures and other elements of the transportation infrastructure.
Argosy Private Equity is the private equity arm of Argosy Capital, an asset management firm. Argosy Private Equity provides both debt and equity capital to lower middle-market companies located throughout the US. Argosy focuses on growth companies with experienced management teams and revenues between $15 and $100 million and EBITDA of $3 to $9 million. Argosy looks to invest $5 - $20 million per transaction. Specific areas of interest include manufacturing, business services, franchising and Value added distributions. The Firm will consider a variety of transaction types, including MBO’s, recapitalizations, growth equity and acquisitions. Argosy was formed in 1990 and is based in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
|Overall||11 of 39|
|Sector (Building Materials)||2 of 3|
|Type (Add-on Acquisition)||8 of 27|
|State (Pennsylvania)||5 of 11|
|Country (United States)||11 of 39|
|Year (2010)||3 of 4|
|Size (of disclosed)||4 of 7|
Statesville, North Carolina, United States
Engage2Excel, Inc. is a provider of employee engagement and recognition programs. Engage2Excel helps clients measure, manage, and improve performance with the industry's only ROI-based employee recognition solution. Engage2Excel was founded in 1892 and is based in Statesville, North Carolina.
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Southerland, Inc. is a mattress manufacturer servicing the Southeast, Southwest and Midwest regions of the United States. Southerland was founded in 1893 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.