Dunn Rush Advises Materials Systems Inc. on Sale to Channel Technology Group

September 26, 2014

Transaction Announcement

BOSTON, MA — Dunn Rush & Co. LLC is pleased to announce the recent closing of the sale of Materials Systems Inc. (“MSI”) to Channel Technology Group, LLC (“CTG”).  Dunn Rush & Co. served as financial advisor to MSI in the transaction.

MSI (www.matsysinc.com) designs, prototypes and manufactures innovative and cost-effective custom products ranging from acoustic transducers for underwater sonar to industrial ultrasound systems. MSI developed a proprietary injection-molded piezocomposite technology that is used not only in defense applications such as mine hunting and neutralization, torpedo homing, AUVs, acoustic communications and harbor defense, but also in oil and gas surveying and exploration, as well as a variety of medical applications. MSI was founded in 1991 and is based in Littleton, Massachusetts.

CTG (www.channeltechgroup.com), designs and manufactures piezoelectric-based advanced materials, sensors, and completed integrated systems that support mission critical applications for military and commercial markets. Since its founding in 1959 as Channel Industries, CTG has been providing a broad range of highly-engineered value-added products, components, and systems for use in the most demanding environments. CTG’s products and services are used in a variety of applications and by a diverse group of end users, including medical device manufacturers, oil service and exploration companies, and customers in the defense industry, including numerous departments of the U.S. Navy and many leading defense contractors. CTG is based in Santa Barbara, California and is a portfolio company of Blue Wolf Capital.

Dunn Rush & Co. LLC was founded in 2009 to provide high quality merger and acquisition advisory services to middle market companies valued between $20 million and $250 million. Dunn Rush & Co. LLC has significant expertise in the following industry sectors: Business Services; Consumer; Defense & Security; Healthy Living; Instrumentation; Manufacturing & Distribution; Medical Technology & Services; and Technology, Software & Data Services. The Firm is a registered Broker-Dealer and is headquartered at 225 Franklin Street, Boston MA 02110. For further information, please visit our website at www.dunnrush.com or contact us at 617-451-0001.

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