WASHINGTON, DC, September 4, 2012 – Arlington Capital Partners (Arlington), a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, today announced an acquisition of Aero-Metric, Inc. (AeroMetric), in partnership with the company’s existing management team. Headquartered in Sheboygan, WI, AeroMetric is one of the leading national providers of full-service geospatial services and solutions in the U.S. and employs over 250 professionals including, photogrammetrists, engineers, sensor operators, Enterprise GIS professionals, pilots, surveyors and other specialized imagery technicians.
AeroMetric collects and converts geospatial data and imagery into an array of digital and cloud-based deliverables for federal, state and local government and blue chip defense and commercial clients. AeroMetric supports its analytic and processing capabilities with unique industry leading data and image acquisition expertise (including aerial-based operation of DMCs (Digital Mapping Cameras), LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and other remote sensors).
“AeroMetric continues to prove its ability to present clients with the best in geospatial services and solutions. The company has unique domain expertise and clients continuously turn to AeroMetric for the most complicated and demanding projects trusting the team to deliver and innovate year after year,” said Peter Manos, a Managing Partner at Arlington Capital. “We are highly impressed with AeroMetric’s capabilities and dedication to their customers and are enthusiastic to partner with the management team to continue their success.”
Michael Lustbader, Partner at Arlington Capital said, “Geospatial technologies have developed rapidly over the past decade”. We believe end-users of this type of information are only in the early stages of unlocking the benefits of the increasingly complex data now available from remote sensing technologies. AeroMetric continues to be a trusted leader in this field which makes this an attractive investment for Arlington.”
“AeroMetric is excited about the new partnership with Arlington Capital Partners,” said Patrick Olson, CEO of AeroMetric, “the firm’s expertise investing in ISR and data analytics platforms and network of government, military and commercial contacts will be invaluable as we move forward into our next phase of growth.”
About Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm with $1.5 billion of committed capital focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries including: government contracting, federal and commercial IT and engineering services, aerospace/defense, healthcare services, education & training, and business services & outsourcing. The firm’s professionals and network have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enables Arlington to be a value-added investor. Arlington invests in companies in partnership with high quality management teams that are motivated to establish and/or advance their company’s position as leading competitors in their field.www.arlingtoncap.com
Headquartered in Sheboygan, WI, AeroMetric is the leading national provider of aerial-based geospatial services in the United States. The company has unique imaging domain knowledge which it combines with sophisticated remote sensing equipment such as LiDAR and digital mapping cameras to create highly accurate terrain models and high resolution images of the Earth. AeroMetric’s customers include a broad group of government entities and blue chip defense and commercial companies. Its data imaging services provide mission-critical information for use in a wide variety of end markets such as defense, land management, energy, environmental and transportation.
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