Behrman Capital has acquired Methuen, Massachusetts-based kSARIA, a producer of mission critical connectivity solutions for the aerospace and defense end markets. No financial terms were disclosed. Canaccord Genuity served as financial adviser to kSARIA on the deal.
NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco, today announced that it has acquired kSARIA Corporation (“kSARIA” or the “Company”). kSARIA is a leading producer and supplier of mission critical connectivity solutions for the aerospace and defense end markets. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 2000, kSARIA brings extensive process technology and engineering expertise to the high-reliability connectivity industry, offering interconnect products and services with superior performance, quality and value. The Company’s product offering includes high-reliability optical fiber, expanded beam fiber optic, copper, and RF cable assemblies and harnesses. Additionally, the Company offers custom fiber optic flex circuits for avionic and backplane applications. kSARIA also provides complementary services such as cable assembly design, qualification testing, installation, training, and logistics management.
Grant G. Behrman, Managing Partner of Behrman Capital, said, “kSARIA has built an excellent franchise with a strong reputation in its niche, mission critical fiber optic connectivity solutions market. This transaction builds upon our strong aerospace and defense industry track record, following our recent acquisition of Corfin Industries and previous highly successful investment in Data Device Corporation. We are very enthusiastic about our new partnership with kSARIA, and we see significant potential in the next stage of the Company’s growth trajectory both through organic initiatives and select acquisitions. We look forward to working with the kSARIA team to build on the Company’s success to date.”
Anthony J. Christopher, kSARIA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, added, “kSARIA stands alone as the premier, fiber optic interconnect, manufacturing technology leader – enabled through our proprietary process technologies. The Company provides products to over 150 aerospace and defense customers and programs with mission critical interconnect solutions – from cable assembly design, and fabrication and installation, to training and logistics management. We are excited to partner with Behrman Capital to build upon the many opportunities to leverage kSARIA’s advanced manufacturing technologies, diverse program portfolio, and blue-chip customer relationships to fuel the Company’s growth in the months and years ahead.”
Behrman is investing in partnership with members of kSARIA’s senior management team, which will continue to lead the Company.
Canaccord Genuity acted as exclusive financial advisor to kSARIA in connection with the transaction.
About Behrman Capital
Based in New York City and San Francisco, Behrman Capital was founded in 1991 by Grant G. and Darryl G. Behrman. The firm invests in management buyouts, leveraged buildups and recapitalizations of established growth businesses. The company’s investments are focused in three industries: aerospace and defense, healthcare services, and specialty manufacturing and distribution. The firm has raised in excess of $3.0 billion since inception and is currently investing out of its sixth fund. For more information, please visit www.behrmancap.com.
kSARIA, based in Methuen, Massachusetts, offers complete interconnect solutions for mission critical applications with unsurpassed quality and performance. kSARIA offers unmatched advantages for all aspects of Mil/Aero connectivity solutions from cable assembly design, fabrication, installation, training, and logistics management. Whether it is optical fiber, copper, RF or hybrid cable assemblies, kSARIA has the technology, expertise, and an end-to-end approach to optimize solutions for customers. More at www.ksaria.com.