Capstone Partners advised Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions (Cosmic) on its sale to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, Cosmic focuses on radio frequency, terrestrial, and space-based communication solutions, to include digital signals processing and geolocation analysis. In addition, Cosmic provides overhead persistent infra-red for missile defense systems and embedded cyber solutions to U.S. government agencies. Cosmic customers include the U.S. Space Force, U.S. Space Command, U.S. Special Operations, U.S. Air Force, and Intelligence Agencies.
The Capstone Aerospace, Defense & Government team has deep military and intelligence space domain expertise which was used to position Cosmic in the market, with deal finesse and commanding sector knowledge. Capstone provided M&A expertise to put us on a par with buyers well versed in the process. The team negotiated a deal that exceeded our expectations and did so with exceptional leadership and technical advice. Our collective thanks and respect for their professionalism.
“It was an honor to represent Cosmic in its transition into the next stage of strategic growth. Finding the right buyer that valued its space domain contracts and highly skilled engineers proved critical,” notes Tess Oxenstierna, Managing Director focused on C4ISR and Air, Land, Sea and Space systems, among other high growth defense sectors.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a leading U.S. defense company specializing in directed-energy weapons, unmanned systems, satellite communications, cyber security/warfare, microwave electronics, missile defense, training, and combat systems. Customers include the U.S. federal government, foreign allies, commercial enterprises, and state and local government agencies. Kratos has a workforce of approximately 2,700 with a substantial number of employees holding national security clearances. The company is organized into six major divisions: Defense and Rocket Support Services, Microwaves Electronics, Modular Systems, Public Safety and Security, Technology and Training, and Unmanned Systems. For more information, visit www.kratosdefense.com