Case Study

PCB Piezotronics
Diversified Industrials; Business & Professional Services; Applied Technology;Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
Global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of piezoelectric sensors, accelerometers and associated electronics for the measurement of dynamic pressure, force and vibration that enhance the productivity, safety, reliability and efficiency of their customer’s products and processes.
Depew, NY
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BlackArch was retained by PCB and its shareholders to serve as the Company’s exclusive financial advisor.

BlackArch's Customized Solution

BlackArch tailored a sellside process to meet Company and shareholder objectives as well as preserve PCB’s legacy by finding a growth-oriented buyer that would maintain the PCB brand, facilities and employee base.


PCB Group was acquired by MTS Systems (NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors for $580 million. PCB’s management team will lead the combined PCB/MTS Systems sensor business unit and PCB’s facility in Depew, NY will become the headquarters for MTS System’s sensor business unit.

“Our Company is dedicated to delivering ‘Total Customer Satisfaction’ to our customers and BlackArch provided the same level of unwavering commitment, responsiveness and service to our Company and stakeholders throughout our sale process. As a privately held business, we had one opportunity for the most important business decision in our Company’s history, and BlackArch guided us through this process by providing thoughtful advice, flawless execution and ultimately found the best strategic partner for PCB’s continued growth and evolution. BlackArch tailored its process to meet our objectives and preserve the legacy of our business and provided senior-level attention that far exceeded the expectations of the shareholders and management team throughout – I would recommend BlackArch without reservation.”
Dave Hore, President of PCB Group, Inc.