CHARLOTTE, NC (December 21, 2022) – BlackArch Partners LLC (“BlackArch”) is pleased to announce that Hermetic Solutions Group (“HSG” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Windjammer Capital Investors (“WCI”), has been acquired by Qnnect, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management (“Arcline”).
HSG designs and manufactures highly engineered performance and protection solutions to ensure mission-critical electronics function reliably in harsh environments. Systems engineers in the defense, aerospace, medical and industrial end markets rely on the Company’s complementary products and know-how to protect, preserve and facilitate electronic signal generation and transmission under the most extreme operating conditions, where performance and reliability are paramount. BlackArch and William Blair & Co. were retained as co-lead advisors to the Company. The transaction builds on BlackArch’s experience in the aerospace & defense and industrial tech sectors and is a further example of the firm’s ability to drive successful outcomes for high-growth, market-leading businesses.
About Hermetic Solutions Group
Headquartered in Trevose, PA, Hermetic Solutions Group is the premier designer and manufacturer of highly engineered solutions that protect, preserve and facilitate electronic signal generation in harsh end markets including aerospace & defense and hi-rel industrials. Through six industry-renowned brands, HSG is a key partner to more than 1,000 customers annually. For more information, visit www.hermeticsolutions.com.
About Windjammer Capital Investors
Founded in 1990, with offices in Waltham, MA and Newport Beach, CA, Windjammer Capital Investors is a private equity firm that invests in niche manufacturing, value-added distribution, business services, healthcare & life sciences, and consumer & food companies. WCI is known for deploying significant strategic, financial and operating resources to help their portfolio companies optimize performance and value. For more information, visit www.windjammercapital.com.
Qnnect (pronounced: “Connect”) is a leading global producer of highly engineered electronic interconnect solutions for high-density and high-speed applications of leading original equipment manufacturers. Qnnect’s connector and interconnect businesses have over 100 years of combined experience as trusted partners in the Defense & Aerospace, Hi-Rel, Semiconductor, Test & Measurement, and Consumer Electronics markets. For more information, visit www.qnnectnow.com.
About Arcline Investment Management
Based in San Francisco, CA, Arcline Investment Management is a private equity firm founded in 2018. Arcline is active in buyouts and growth equity investments across the consumer, commercial products, infrastructure services, aerospace & defense, life sciences and industrial technology sectors. For more information, visit www.arcline.com.
About BlackArch Partners
BlackArch is a leading middle-market investment bank offering a full spectrum of advisory services to financial sponsors, private companies and diversified corporations. BlackArch addresses the needs of companies with specialized services that include M&A advisory, strategic advisory and private capital solutions. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, BlackArch features a total of 12 industry-focused practices that cover all sectors of interest to middle-market investors; BlackArch professionals have closed more than 350 transactions in 16 countries on four continents. Please visit our website, www.blackarchpartners.com, for more details.Securities offered through BlackArch Securities LLC. Member FINRA and SIPC. Testimonials may not be representative of the experience of all clients. Testimonials are not a guarantee of future performance or success.