Aerospace & Defense

Arlington Capital Partners Announces the Acquisition of ADB Industries, CGR Technologies and Thompson Industries by Portfolio Company TSI Group, Inc.

Washington, DC, November 28, 2007 – Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, DC based private equity firm, today announced the acquisition of ADB Industries (“ADB”), CGR Technologies (“CGR”) and Thompson Industries (“Thompson”) by Arlington’s portfolio company TSI Group, Inc. (“TSI”). TSI ( is a world-class supplier of custom engineered electronic assemblies and thermal management products, enclosures and interconnect solutions for military, commercial and security applications.

Greg Tucker, CEO of TSI, stated, “With the addition of a west coast brazing center, TSI can better serve our customer base and offer even more turnkey solutions. Adding these three companies to the TSI Group not only secures our position as the leader in the brazing marketplace, but each company brings a breadth of capabilities that we will incorporate across the organization.”
ADB manages a world-class dip brazing and machining operation that will enhance TSI’s existing brazing capabilities. David Kane, President of ADB, stated, “We knew it was time to grow our business. After much research and analysis, it was clear that becoming part of TSI was the best solution not only for us, but for our customers as well.”

CGR employs industry leading brazing technologies and has the expertise that will lead to best practices across all of TSI. Kevin Rowan, CGR partner, added, “We see TSI as an organization that embraces new technology and solutions. CGR will enhance TSI’s capabilities, and can also benefit from their existing infrastructure, capacity and expanded customer base.”

Thompson has unparalleled advanced machining and vacuum brazing capabilities that will be the cornerstone of TSI’s west coast operations as well as add significant capacity to meet the increasing needs of customers. Ken Thompson, President of Thompson, added, “TSI has a strong presence and high caliber reputation in the brazing market, so we knew they could take Thompson to the next level and would value the expertise we bring.”

“The acquisition of ADB, CGR and Thompson speaks to TSI’s commitment in delivering to its clients superior brazing and thermal management solutions by bringing together the largest brazing capacity and most sophisticated manufacturing techniques in the industry,” said Robert Knibb of Arlington Capital Partners. Peter Manos of Arlington Capital Partners added, “With these acquisitions, TSI differentiates itself with the broadest range of product offerings and unique coast to coast geographic presence which further cements its position as the industry leader.”

About Arlington Capital Partners:

Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, DC based private equity fund with over $1 billion of committed capital focused on middle market buyout investment opportunities in growth industries including: aerospace/defense, media and information services, healthcare services, business services and outsourcing, and education. The firm’s professionals 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.

Robert Knibb or Peter Manos
Arlington Capital Partners
5425 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 200
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(202) 337-7500
(202) 337-7525 (fax)

SOURCE: Arlington Capital Partners