Veritas Completes Acquisition of CPI

New York-based private equity firm Veritas Capital has completed its $525 million acquisition of CPI International. CPI is a provider of microwave, radio frequency, power products for defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications. CPI is based in Palo Alto, Calif.


An affiliate of The Veritas Capital Fund IV, L.P. (Veritas Capital) has successfully completed the acquisition of CPI International, Inc. (CPI) for $19.50 per share in cash. The transaction was valued at approximately $525 million.

CPI is the parent company of Communications & Power Industries, Inc., a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications. No changes to CPI’s products, services and facilities are planned as a result of this transaction, and CPI’s executives are continuing in their current roles. With the consummation of the transaction, CPI International has ceased trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

“CPI is a respected leader in the defense and commercial markets it serves, and it has a deep catalog of vital, dependable technology,” said Robert B. McKeon, founder, chairman and managing partner of Veritas Capital. “CPI is an excellent addition to Veritas Capital’s diverse portfolio of investments in companies that provide critical products and services to governments worldwide, and we look forward to working together to grow the company.”

“We are excited to become part of the Veritas Capital family,” said Joe Caldarelli, chief executive officer of CPI. “Under Veritas Capital’s auspices, we intend to maintain our focus on providing CPI’s customers with advanced technology and best-in-class service, and to work to broaden our product offerings and deepen our customer relationships.”

About Veritas Capital
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in New York, Veritas Capital is a leading private equity investment firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services to governments worldwide. Since its founding, Veritas Capital has been involved as the lead investor in transactions totaling more than $8 billion in value. For more information, please visit

About CPI International, Inc.
CPI International, Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is the parent company of Communications & Power Industries LLC, a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications. Communications & Power Industries LLC develops, manufactures and distributes products used to generate, amplify, transmit and receive high-power/high-frequency microwave and radio frequency signals and/or provide power and control for various applications. End-use applications of these systems include the transmission of radar signals for navigation and location; transmission of deception signals for electronic countermeasures; transmission and amplification of voice, data and video signals for broadcasting, Internet and other types of commercial and military communications; providing power and control for medical diagnostic imaging; and generating microwave energy for radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer and for various industrial and scientific applications.

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