Micross Acquires RF/Microwave Manufacturer, KCB Solutions

Micross Acquires RF/Microwave Manufacturer, KCB Solutions

Artemis, a Boston-based private equity firm focused exclusively on partnering with differentiated Industrial Tech manufacturers, has completed the sale of KCB Solutions, a manufacturer of specialty high-reliability RF and Microwave technologies, to Micross Components, a provider of high-reliability microelectronic product and service solutions for Aerospace, Defense, Space, Medical, Industrial, and other applications.

For 20 years, KCB has been applying its company culture of innovation, precision, and quality proprietary technology to the manufacturing of highly engineered switches, amplifiers, and attenuators. KCB's customers in Defense and Space rely on KCB's advanced microwave semiconductor technologies to serve mission-critical applications that require the highest levels of reliability, accuracy, and ruggedness.

KCB was one of Artemis' first RF and Microwave-driven investments and represented a unique opportunity for the firm to prove operational expertise navigating deeply entrenched end-markets – like Aerospace and Defense – from a lower-middle market perspective. Sharing a commitment to innovation and excellence, Artemis Team members, Peter Hunter, James Ward, Euan Milne, Nick Reyes and Lukas Buckley – alongside KCB President & CEO, Ralph Nilsson, helped develop the company into the asset it is today.

Artemis' Managing Director and former KCB Board Member, Peter Hunter, spoke to KCB saying, "KCB's components serve the intersection of two of the most demanding and essential end-markets, Defense and Space. We are proud to have partnered with Ralph and the KCB team to grow the business over the past several years. As part of Micross, KCB is well positioned for continued growth."

Micross Chairman & CEO, Vincent Buffa, commented on the acquisition rationale saying, "The acquisition of KCB Solutions will greatly expand Micross' proprietary portfolio of high reliability RF and Microwave products, which will enhance overall product performance and reduce supply chain risk for the benefit of our customers. In addition, Micross will leverage the capabilities of its design, packaging, and test services to provide our RF and Microwave customers with greater value from our 'one source-one solution' business model that will provide them with the most advanced microelectronic solutions available."

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