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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.

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Merion Announces New Investment in Digital Signage Software Provider

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

Headquartered in Dallas, TX and with offices worldwide, RMG goes beyond traditional communications to help businesses increase productivity, efficiency and engagement through digital messaging. By combining best-in-class software, hardware, business applications and services, RMG offers a single point of accountability for integrated data visualization and real-time performance management.

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Acquisition Expands Indigo Signworks Capabilities and Marketplace Lead in the Midwest

CHANHASSEN, Minn., Jan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Indigo Signworks has announced the acquisition of Sign Source, Chanhassen, MN. Sign Source is a privately-held sign company dedicated to serving regional and national clients with a strong presence in the Twin Citiesmarketplace since 1987.

“For over thirty years, the Sign Source team of dedicated employees created exciting solutions, including iconic signs, that helped customers make a major impact on their businesses locally and nationally,” said Indigo Signworks CEO Rick Schomburger. “Together, we will make it even easier for clients to get the signs and services their organizations depend on.”

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Merion Announces New Investment in Education Curriculum Provider

Merion Investment Partners III, L.P. is pleased to announce a new investment in TouchMath.  Merion provided subordinated debt and equity to support the acquisition of the company by an independent sponsor.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, TouchMath is a creator, publisher and distributor of supplemental math curriculum materials. Since 1975, TouchMath has delivered the only multisensory math program that uses the numeral itself as a manipulative.  The company offers complete instructional programs for pre-k through upper grades with materials built on the Common Core State Standards.