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- Continue to grow Mercury’s global avionics and mission systems business
- Complementary capabilities strengthen position at the forefront of military digital convergence
- Strong growth profile driven by the modernization of platforms, the delamination of the supply chain, innovative products
- Upgrades Mercury’s Display Offerings to Include Integrated Smart Displays
- Expands mission processing capabilities, adding communications management
ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leader in reliable and secure critical technologies for aerospace and defense, announced today ‘ hui that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Avalex Technologies Corporation (“Avalex”). Based in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Avalex is a supplier of critical avionics, including rugged displays, integrated communications management systems, digital video recorders and warning systems.
Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Mercury will acquire Avalex for all of its cash, subject to net working capital and net debt adjustments. The acquisition should be treated as a sale of assets for tax purposes. The acquisition and associated transaction costs are expected to be funded by a combination of cash on hand and Mercury’s existing revolving credit facility.
Avalex is currently expected to generate revenue of approximately $ 40 million for the twelve months ending December 31, 2022, with adjusted EBITDA margins of approximately 25%. The acquisition should be immediately accretive to adjusted EPS.
“Avalex’s portfolio of products and technologies is highly complementary to Mercury’s existing offering,” said Mark Aslett, President and CEO of Mercury. “With deep expertise in integrated displays, digital video recorders and communications management, their suite of innovative avionics solutions uniquely positions the company to meet and enable the growing demand for digitally converged solutions in the C4I and management markets. platform / mission. Similar to our previous acquisition of Physical Optics Corporation, Avalex is also experiencing accelerated growth due to its strong product offering and government supply chain stratification. Finally, we see strong alignment in our strategies and vision, as well as in our cultures, values and commitment to innovation.
“Mercury is building an impressive platform and mission management company, and I think Avalex will be a great addition to their portfolio,” said Tad Ihns, CEO of Avalex. “Together, we will be able to deliver one of the largest and most advanced mission subsystem portfolios to a wider range of clients. We look forward to joining the Mercury team.
The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The transaction is currently expected to close in Mercury’s second quarter of fiscal 2022 ending on December 31, 2021.
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