SK Capital’s Luxium to acquire Inrad optics for US$ 19 million

SK Capital’s Luxium to acquire Inrad optics for US$ 19 million

SK Capital and Edgewater Capital Partners bring 35+ year investment track record with significant experience in leading material science industrial growth companies

  • By ICN Bureau | April 10, 2024

Inrad Optics, a provider of advanced optical components, assemblies and systems, has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Luxium Solutions (Luxium), an affiliate of private equity firms SK Capital Partners (SK Capital) and Edgewater Capital Partners (Edgewater), in an all-cash transaction that values Inrad Optics at approximately US $19 million, including assumed debt.

Following the close of the transaction, Inrad Optics will remain a U.S.-controlled and operated company. Luxium, SK Capital and Edgewater are each headquartered in the United States and have a demonstrable track record as responsible owners of businesses serving the U.S. defense industry.

“This transaction delivers immediate and certain value to our stockholders,” said Jan Winston, Chair of Inrad Optics’ Board of Directors. “Inrad Optics’ strategic corporate mission has never been more important, and this transaction allows us to maximize value for current stockholders while providing capital for refinancing the business and accelerating the Company’s growth.

“Today’s announcement is a testament to the extraordinary hard work and dedication of our team,” said Amy Eskilson, Chief Executive Officer of Inrad Optics. “SK Capital and Edgewater have a demonstrated record of success building businesses and a desire to support Inrad Optics in advancing our long-term strategic objectives as part of a stronger combined organization with Luxium. As a part of a private company, we will have enhanced flexibility and additional financial resources to build on Inrad Optics’ strong foundation, further scale operations, and capture significant opportunities in rapidly growing markets.”

“In our view, Inrad Optics is a well-positioned and attractive business in ultra-high precision optical components, with an incredible team and multiple opportunities for success,” said Michael Cahill, CEO, Luxium. “Luxium continues to execute on our strategy, and with the addition of Inrad Optics, we remain dedicated to our conviction to focus in materials science solutions and photonic technologies the market demands. We believe Inrad Optics will provide unique and complementary capabilities to Luxium, and our objective is to support the combined team to push the boundaries of innovation, ensuring successful outcomes for our customers.”

Needham & Company is serving as financial advisor to Inrad Optics and Lowenstein Sandler LLP is serving as legal counsel to Inrad Optics.

CriticalPoint Partners is serving as financial advisor to SK Capital, Edgewater and Luxium, and Latham & Watkins LLP is serving as legal counsel to SK Capital and Luxium.

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