Arlington Capital buys Zemax unit from Evergreen Pacific-backed Radiant Zemax

Radiant Zemax, a provider of test, measurement and design solutions for the optics, illumination and display sectors, has sold its Zemax unit to Arlington Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. As a result of the transaction, the Radiant division will continue to be backed by Evergreen Pacific Partners. Stifel served as financial advisor to Radiant Zemax and Evergreen Pacific Partners in the sale.


Arlington Capital’s Novetta buys GNI

Novetta, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, has acquired Global News Intelligence. No financial terms were disclosed. GNI is an analytics provider for commercial and government clients.

Arlington Capital Partners acquires MB Aerospace

Arlington Capital Partners has acquired MB Aerospace in partnership with the company’s management team. Headquartered in Motherwell, United Kingdom, MB Aerospace is a global provider of hengineered components for the commercial and military aero-engine and industrial gas turbine markets.

Arlington Capital Buys MB Aerospace

Arlington Capital Partners has acquired MB Aerospace Holdings. Financial terms were not announced. Management also invested. U.K.-based MB Aerospace provides highly engineered components for the commercial and military aero-engine and industrial gas turbine markets.

Arlington Capital Partners Sells CMI

Arlington Capital Partners has sold its portfolio company Chandler/May to global defense firm Lockheed Martin. Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, Chandler/May is a provider of mission critical systems to the Unmanned Aerial Systems industry primarily through the production of ground control stations, unmanned aerial vehicles, and mission control software.

Arlington Capital Partners’ PlattForm Acquires Websites from Guider Media

PlattForm, an Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider for the postsecondary education industry and a division of Ad Venture Interactive, has acquired numerous website properties from Guider Media, an online inquiry generation company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Washington, D.C. based Arlington Capital Partners is an investor in Ad Venture Interactive. PRESS RELEASE PlattForm, a leading […]

PE-backed Iron Data Adds Thomas Sechler as C.E.O.

Iron Data, a private equity-backed provider of IT software and services, has named Thomas Sechler as chief executive. Iron Data is a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners. Sechler previously ran the homeland and civilian solutions business area for BAE Systems. Earlier, he served as a senior vice president at DigitalNet. Iron Data is based in Washington.

Warburg Recaps Consolidated Precisions

Consolidated Precisions Corp., the California-based company that makes products for commercial aerospace and defense markets, will be recapitalized by PE firm Warburg Pincus. Arlington Capital Partners, the Washington DC-based private equity firm, is CPP’s current sponsor. Terms of the transaction were not publicized.

Arlington Capital’s Advanced Health Media Adds Former Backoffice CFO

Arlington Capital Partners, the Washington, D.C., based private equity firm, will see Scott Kantor join Advanced Health Media, its portfolio company based in New Jersey, as CFO. Most recently, Kantor served as Senior Vice President and CFO of BackOffice Associates, LLC, a leading provider of data migration and data governance solutions to global companies implementing or running SAP.

Arlington Capital’s Third Fund Comes Up 45% Short

Arlington Capital Partners picked a terrible time to raise its third fund, and it ended up falling well short of its goal.

The Chevy Chase, Md.-based PE firm revealed yesterday in an SEC filing that its third fund came in at $415.5 million. The total is about 45% less than what Arlington was seeking and smaller than its second fund, which raised $575 million in April 2006. Credit Suisse acted as placement agent for Fund III (UBS worked on Fund II).

Arlington, a middle market PE firm, is known for investing in aerospace/defense and federal and commercial IT

Burgess Named CEO of Advanced Health

Advanced Health Media, which is backed by Arlington Capital Partners, has named James Burgess as its new CEO. The change is effective immediately, the company said. Burgess replaces Jeff Brady who has served as AHM’s Chief Executive Officer since March 2010.

Arlington Capital Recaps Iron Data Solutions

Washington, DC-based private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners has recapitalized privately held Iron Data Solutions. Atlanta-based Iron Data develops software designed to assess, improve, manage and monitor challenging operational process issues for federal, state and local government clients, as well as private sector customers. No terms of the deal were released. Arlington Capital has roughly $1.4 billion of committed capital, and focuses on middle-market investment.

Thompson Street Puts Iron Data Up for Sale, Arlington Nears Buy

Thompson Street Capital Partners has put Iron Data on the block, four sources say.

Atlanta-based Iron Data develops software for local and state governments. The company, which employs over 300 people, produced more than $25 million EBITDA, one PE exec says. Thompson Street was seeking bids of 10x for Iron Data, the source says.

“It was pretty frothy,” the person says of the auction.

Arlington Capital Partners to sell TSI Group Inc

Florida-based B/E Aerospace is set to buy TSI Group, an aerospace and defense company, from Arlington Capital Partners, a private equity firm, for $310 million in cash. B/E Aerospace makes aircraft interior products. The deal is expected to be completed in tin the fourth quarter of 2010.

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