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Aronson Capital Partners Advises Macfadden on its Sale to PAE

ACP Transaction
February 6, 2018

Aronson Capital Partners (“ACP”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Macfadden & Associates by PAE. Founded in 1986, Macfaddden is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.  ACP is proud to have served as the exclusive sell-side M&A advisor to the company on this transaction.

Macfadden provides integrated International Development & Humanitarian Assistance; Compliance & Monitoring Support; and IT solutions primarily for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Company’s approximately 300 employees support international disaster response and humanitarian assistance, emergency and developmental food aid, conflict mitigation programs, transition activities and other humanitarian missions worldwide.

“Macfadden will expand PAE’s customer reach, building upon the relationship PAE established with USAID when PAE supported their response to the Ebola outbreak in 2015,” said PAE CEO John Heller. “Macfadden’s specialized capabilities and distinguished service record complements work PAE currently performs especially with the Department of State. Together, Macfadden and PAE will expand PAE’s overall portfolio and capabilities and be better situated to provide critical support.”

“We believe our mission-oriented culture, deep domain expertise, and secure, long-term client relationships will partner well with PAE,” said Macfadden CEO David Binns. “Given the global work PAE performs, they are a perfect fit for our workforce as well as a great place for our employees to continue their careers.”

PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners, and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a global workforce of approximately 20,000 people, operates in more than 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, Va.

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