Windjammer acquires Mission Critical Electronics

Windjammer Capital Investors has acquired Santa Ana, California-based Mission Critical Electronics Inc, a maker of power conversion, battery charging and battery products. No financial terms were disclosed.


Windjammer Capital Investors (“Windjammer”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mission Critical Electronics, Inc. (“MCE” or the “Company”) in partnership with MCE’s current management team. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Santa Ana, CA, Mission Critical Electronics (MCE) is a niche-oriented manufacturer of power conversion, battery charging and battery products operating under the leading brands Kussmaul Electronics, Newmar Power, ASEA Power Systems, Power Products, and American Battery Charging. The Company focuses on critical system applications in specialty vehicle, public safety, and industrial/marine applications where durability, reliability, and performance are essential to deliver immediately accessible power. MCE’s solutions address application specific requirements for 4,000 customers across 2,000+ branded SKUs. MCE has continuously provided leading product quality and reliability, with high levels of service that have enabled it to build strong reputations and customer loyalty in its served markets.

“We’re excited to embark on the next phase of the Company’s growth with Windjammer,” commented Alan Pemberton, CEO of MCE. “Windjammer’s strategic and operational capabilities, as well as their history of investing in niche-oriented, middle market companies will provide resources that will be valuable to us as we continue to expand our business, both organically and through acquisition. We are looking forward to the partnership.”

“MCE has built leading positions and a strong reputation in its served markets with high quality products and deep application engineering expertise,” said Jeff Miehe, Managing Director at Windjammer. “MCE is a great fit for Windjammer and our investment strategy. The combination of Windjammer’s strategic, operating and capital resources with MCE’s capabilities, position the Company to capitalize on its multiple growth opportunities.”
MCE is the fifth platform investment in Windjammer’s $726 million Senior Equity Fund IV. Windjammer’s investment creates a platform for MCE to accelerate its growth, both organically through investment in new product development engineering and through strategic, add-on acquisitions. More information on MCE can be found at

If you would like more information or have any questions related to this transaction, please contact Jeff Miehe or Matt Anderson at 949-721-9944.

About Windjammer Capital Investors
Windjammer Capital Investors, with offices in Newport Beach, California and Waltham, Massachusetts, is a private investment firm that makes control and non-control investments in leading middle market businesses in partnership with management. Founded in 1990, Windjammer’s institutional funds total roughly $2.0 billion of committed capital. Since its formation, Windjammer has invested $1.4 billion in over 50 companies across a broad range of industries. Windjammer is currently investing out of its $726 million Windjammer Senior Equity Fund IV, which closed in March of 2013. More information on Windjammer can be found at