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Argon Corporation has been acquired by Spectra

The private shareholders of Argon Corporation have sold the company to Spectra Aerospace and Defense, LLC (Spectra), a platform formed by Vance Street Capital.

Argon designs, produces and supports tailored rugged computing and display solutions that serve land-based, naval and airborne military applications worldwide.

Spectra is a new holding company formed by Vance Street Capital. Spectra is a defense technology platform and a diversified designer and manufacturer of highly engineered avionics and electronics solutions primarily for the aerospace and defense technology market. The company offers its customers a differentiated portfolio of proprietary products that span the entire data capture lifecycle – recording, processing, routing and ultimately displaying mission critical data.

Spectra is the result of the combination of Calculex, Inc., Argon Corporation and FDS Avionics Corp. As part of the new organization, Argon Corporation’s activities have been combined with those of FDS Avionics Corp. The new company is called Argon FDS, a Spectra Company.

Oaklins’ team in Irvine, California, advised Argon Corporation on its acquisition by Spectra. One of Oaklins’ teams in New York also supported the transaction.

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“The Oaklins team was absolutely essential in finding us the right partner. Their expert guidance throughout the process ensured that Argon was presented to potential buyers in the best possible light. We are very pleased and excited to be a part of Spectra and the Vance Street platform. We believe that the new platform will bring not only new business opportunities, but ensure our customers continue to get the highest level of support as we continue our growth path.”

Mike Forde

President, Argon FDS

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 Stephen  Perry

Stephen Perry

Managing Director

Irvine, United States
Oaklins Janes Capital
 Michael S. Goldman

Michael S. Goldman

Managing Director

New York, United States
Oaklins TM Capital
 Ken  Fukumoto

Ken Fukumoto

Director

Irvine, United States
Oaklins Janes Capital
 Chris William Reinecke

Chris William Reinecke

Associate

Irvine, United States
Oaklins Janes Capital

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