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Merion Announces New Investment in Specialized Optics Manufacturer

Merion Investment Partners III, L.P. is pleased to announce a new investment in American Holoptics. Merion provided subordinated debt with warrants to support the acquisition of EOTech from L3 Harris.

Headquartered in Michigan, EOTech designs, manufactures and markets electro-optical products, rifle optics, thermal devices, and night vision systems. Due to its advanced technology, EOTech holographic weapon sights are among the fastest and most intuitive sighting systems on the planet and sold to military, law enforcement and commercial markets around the world. By combining EOTech with its current businesses Elite Defense and HEL Technologies, American Holoptics represents a solid foundation of cutting-edge optical science and optical accessories distribution.

 

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Merion Announces New Investment in Specialty Manufacturer

Merion Investment Partners III, L.P. is pleased to announce a new investment in Magma Products (“Magma”). Merion provided subordinated debt and equity to support the acquisition of the company by a private equity firm.

Headquartered in California, Magma is the leading manufacturer and marketer of high-quality cookware products designed for use in harsh marine and outdoor environments.

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Merion Announces Successful Exit from Mortgage Services Business

Merion Investment Partners III, L.P. is pleased to announce a successful exit from CIS Credit Solutions (“CIS”). Merion provided subordinated debt to support the acquisition of CIS by a single family office in 2018.

The company, headquartered in Allamuchy, NJ, is a leading provider of credit reports and complementary services to mortgage lenders, brokers and banks.

Merion retains a residual equity participation in the company.

 

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L3HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES COMPLETES SALE OF EOTECH TO AMERICAN HOLOPTICS

MELBOURNE, FLA.
Jul 31, 2020

L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) today completed the previously announced sale of its EOTech business to American Holoptics, an affiliate of Koucar Management.

With annual revenue of approximately $60 million, L3Harris’ EOTech business manufactures holographic sighting systems, magnified field optics and accessories for military, law enforcement and commercial markets around the world.

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Merion Portfolio Company Zentech Manufacturing Acquires Trilogy Circuits

Zentech accelerates effort and strategy to build leading electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider for Defense, Aerospace, Medical and other high-reliability industries

Merion Portfolio Company, Zentech Manufacturing, Inc., is pleased to announce the acquisition of Trilogy Circuits, LLC.

Trilogy Circuits, LLC , based in Richardson, TX., is AS9100D certified and has a near twenty-year legacy of providing exemplary high-technology electronics manufacturing services (EMS), products and support to the many military primes and other high-reliability industries, both in Texas and nationwide.

Following the transaction, Trilogy Circuits, LLC. will become Zentech Dallas (TX), and joins the Zentech family of companies that also includes Zentech Baltimore (MD) and Zentech Fredericksburg (VA).

Zentech is led by CEO Steve Pudles. Steve has a thirty-year track record of building EMS businesses with industry-leading technology, process, quality and customer service. He is a twenty-year member and past chairman of the Board of Directors of the IPC (Association Connecting Electronics Industries).

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Merion Announces New Investment in EMS Provider for Aerospace

Merion Investment Partners III, L.P. is pleased to announce a new investment in Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. (“Zentech”).  Merion provided subordinated debt and equity to support the acquisition of the company by a private equity firm.

Zentech is an engineering-driven electronics contract manufacturer specializing in the design and manufacture of highly complex electronic and RF circuit cards and assemblies.  The company is headquartered in its purpose-built facility located in Baltimore, MD, with subsidiary operations in Fredericksburg, VA.

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Merion Announces New Investment in Global Art Company

Merion Investment Partners III, L.P. is pleased to announce a new investment in Kalisher. Merion provided subordinated debt to support the company’s acquisition of Soho Myriad, Inc. (“Soho”). Kalisher is a North Carolina based creator, curator and manufacturer of art for the commercial hospitality industry. Soho is an Atlanta based consultant, curator and manufacturer of custom art packages. The joining of the two companies brings Soho’s deep experience of producing art with outside artists into harmony with Kalisher’s team of in-house artists and curators.

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Merion Answers the Question: Can Philly be a Financial Services Hub?

Gayle Hughes, a partner at Merion Investment Partners, paneled an event hosted by the Philadelphia Business Journal discussing Philadelphia’s status as a place for financial service companies to do business. Gayle was joined by partners from Hamilton Lane, Vanguard, Metlife and FS Investments to champion and highlight the financial services sector as an important vehicle of growth for Philadelphia and PA greater. Below is the full article from the 9/30/19 Philadelphia Business Journal publication.


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IPC Invites Zentech to White House

The Trump administration is praising IPC, an Association Connecting Electronics Industries and several of its member companies for their efforts to expand the skilled workforce. On July 25, an IPC group took part in a White House event marking the first anniversary of President Trump’s Executive Order to develop a national strategy to expand the skilled workforce. The event took stock of the progress made under that executive order and the related Pledge to America’s Workers, which called on private sector companies to step up their workforce upskilling efforts.

In recognition of the industry’s efforts, employees and executives from four IPC member companies attended Thursday’s White House event: Calumet Electronics of Calumet, Mich.; STI Electronics of Madison, Ala.; TTM Technologies of Santa Ana, Cal. and one of Merion Investment Partner’s portfolio companies, Zentech Manufacturing of Baltimore, Md.

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Merion Announces Successful Exit from Transportation Logistics Company

Merion is pleased to announce a successful exit from TLC Companies (“TLC”) through a sale to an affiliate of SE Capital Partners.

TLC, based in Brooklyn Center, MN, is the nation’s largest provider of outsourced human resource services, including payroll processing, workers compensation insurance and other employee benefits for the transportation industry.

Merion originally invested sub debt and equity in TLC in 2012.  The sale is the culmination of a successful partnership alongside High Street Capital and TLC’s management, along with co-investors Cohesive Capital Partners and Marquette Capital Partners.