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Apr 3, 2017

Mercury Systems Acquires Delta Microwave

  • Expands scale and breadth of Company's RF, microwave and millimeter wave capabilities
  • Provides highly complementary program portfolio in missiles and munitions
  • Deepens market penetration in core radar, EW, and precision-guided munitions markets
  • Opens new growth opportunities in space launch, GPS, SatCom and datalinks

ANDOVER, Mass., April 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) (, today announced that it has acquired Delta Microwave, LLC ("Delta"). Based in Oxnard, Calif., Delta is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-value radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave subassemblies and components for military and space markets. Under the terms of the purchase agreement, Mercury acquired Delta for $40.5 million in cash, subject to net working capital and net debt adjustments, and is expected to be treated as an asset sale for tax purposes. The transaction presents opportunities for significant cost synergies in addition to the tax benefits associated with the transaction structure. For its fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, Delta had revenues of approximately $12.8 million and is on a rapid growth trajectory supported by a strong backlog of funded orders. 
"The acquisition of Delta Microwave is an excellent fit for our market and content expansion strategy," said Mark Aslett, Mercury's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Their strengths in high-power, high-frequency active and passive microwave components and subassemblies — particularly in GaN solid-state power amplifiers — are driving strong backlog and growth. These new capabilities add scale and breadth to Mercury's existing RF, microwave and millimeter wave portfolio, expand our addressable market into satellite communications (SatCom), datalinks and space launch — markets that are well-aligned with Mercury's existing market focus — and deepen our penetration into our core radar, electronic warfare (EW), and precision-guided munitions markets."
"Additionally, Delta has a strong position on a number of franchise U.S. and international defense programs such as F-35, Paveway, MALD, and Rivet Joint that complement Mercury's presence. They have strong relationships with space OEMs, supplying future manned spaceflight missions as well as military and commercial satellite programs, representing a new growth area for Mercury.
"In summary, like our previous acquisitions in the RF and microwave domain, the acquisition of Delta doesn't just provide important new capabilities for our customers; it also enables us to grow the size of our total addressable market. We are very pleased to welcome the Delta team to Mercury," Aslett concluded.
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About Delta Microwave

Delta Microwave is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-value radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave subassemblies and components for the military, aerospace and space markets. Delta's products are routinely selected over competitors due to their compact and complex packaged form factors and integrated functionality. The company is unique in its ability to integrate high performance filter and amplifier configurations into one package. Delta's products boast market-leading low size, weight and power (SWaP), providing leading signal performance and efficiency. For more information, visit

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Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is a leading commercial provider of secure sensor and mission processing subsystems. Optimized for customer and mission success, Mercury's solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., Mercury is pioneering a next-generation defense electronics business model specifically designed to meet the industry's current and emerging technology needs. To learn more, visit

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Gerry Haines, CFO
Mercury Systems, Inc.
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