Elbit Systems Acquires Global Defense Solution Company, IMI Systems for $495 Million

Elbit Systems has completed the acquisition of IMI Systems, an Israel based global defense solutions company. The acquisition was completed for a purchase price of approximately $495 million (NIS 1.8 billion), with an additional payment of approximately $27 million (NIS 100 million) contingent upon IMI meeting agreed performance goals.

IMI Systems Ltd is a globally recognized defense systems house, specializing in the development and manufacturing of comprehensive combat-proven solutions and technologies for the land, air, naval and cyber and homeland security (HLS) requirements of the modern battlefield. More than 8 decades of experience in the defense market bestow IMI Systems' reputation as a preferred and highly appreciated defense systems manufacturer in the areas of various precision munitions, Combat mobility, survivability and protection systems, armor solutions and HLS and Crisis management. The company's unique combination of capabilities enables its customers and business partners to enjoy the benefit of high standards, uncompromising quality solutions while facilitating their abilities to successfully cope with the demanding challenges of the future battlefield.

Accoording to Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President & CEO, Elbit Systems, the synergy between the capabilities of the two companies and the global positioning of Elbit Systems will enable them to offer an enhanced portfolio and to realize the potential of the technologies of IMI in the international arena, making this acquisition significant to Elbit’s long-term growth strategy.