EMCORE Acquires Systron Donner Inertial

EMCORE Corporation, a leading provider of advanced Mixed-Signal Optics products that provide the foundation for today’s leading-edge defense systems, recently announced that it has acquired Systron Donner Inertial (SDI), Inc. from Resilience Capital Partners for approximately $25.8 million. Consideration will be in the form of $22.8 million in cash plus 810,698 shares of EMCORE common stock.

“This acquisition delivers immediate scale to our growing navigation systems product line and positions EMCORE as one of the largest independent inertial navigation providers in the industry. Merging EMCORE’s existing navigation systems product line with SDI’s strong brand, technology and backlog, and program wins, instantly creates a stable, growing, and technically advanced business well-positioned to disrupt market norms.” said Jeff Rittichier, President and CEO of EMCORE, in a press release. “SDI provides EMCORE with a scalable, chip-based platform for higher volume gyro applications, while delivering superior performance compared to its competitors. Combining this business into EMCORE will allow us to provide customers with a full product suite that serves a broad range of requirements across both the tactical and navigation grade segments of the market,” Rittichier added.

Highlights of the transaction include:

  • Expected to increase the navigation systems products to more than one third of EMCORE’s total revenue; making the aerospace and defense market EMCORE’s largest revenue source.
  • Expands EMCORE’s navigation systems product portfolio and accelerates growth through the contribution of substantial additional revenue, which in the unaudited books and records of SDI, totaled approximately $28 million for the 12 months ending March 31, 2019.
  • Adds additional Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Boeing 777X programs to EMCORE’s existing navigation systems portfolio.
  • Expected to create material operating synergies in manufacturing, sales and engineering.
  • Expected to be non-GAAP EPS accretive by the end of calendar 2019.

EMCORE intends to add SDI’s business to its current navigation product line and support these products from facilities in Concord, California.

Through the transaction, EMCORE has acquired all of the outstanding assets and liabilities of SDI, including SDI’s 100,000-square-foot production facility in Concord, Calif.