McKean Defense Group, Inc. (“McKean“), a leading Employee-Owned Life Cycle Management, Engineering, Enterprise Transformation, and Program Management business headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mikros Systems Corporation (OTCQB: MKRS) (“Mikros”), an advanced technology company specializing in electronic systems technology for advanced maintenance in military, industrial and commercial applications, for approximately $4.6 million in cash.
Under the terms of the agreement, McKean will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Mikros for cash payment of $0.13 per share via merger. The boards of directors of both McKean and Mikros have approved the transaction. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Mikros’ stockholders.
Mikros brings cutting edge product and technology solutions that strongly compliment McKean’s U.S. Navy portfolio. “McKean’s maintenance engineers and modernization analysts have helped shape strategies for new ship programs and increasing the maintainability of the Surface Navy,” said Joseph Carlini, Chief Executive Officer of McKean. “With the added capabilities and skills from the Mikros acquisition, McKean will strengthen our support to the Littoral Combat Systems (LCS) platform and add significant combat systems monitoring and diagnostic analytics to our strategic offerings.”
Paul Casner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mikros, said “We ran a broad and comprehensive process, engaging with multiple potential buyers, and are pleased that the process culminated in a transaction that maximizes value for our stockholders. The combination of McKean and Mikros strengthens both companies and provides the Navy with world class engineering and support.” Tom Meaney, Chief Executive Officer of Mikros Systems, added “This transaction is a testament to our outstanding team of talented employees and the company they have built. We have grown Mikros from a small research organization into a prime Defense Contractor providing proprietary remote maintenance and monitoring solutions to the United States Navy. McKean gives Mikros a much larger platform to expand our combat systems maintenance product lines with the U.S. Navy, while increasing reliability and reducing sustainment costs.”
Stevens & Lee, P.C. served as McKean’s legal counsel. Mikros was advised in this transaction by Spouting Rock Capital Advisors, LLC, and received a fairness opinion from Guide Cap Partners, LLC. Fox Rothschild LLP served as Mikros’ legal counsel.