Acorn Growth Companies Hires New Aerospace and Defense Industry Leader to Mergers and Acquisitions Team

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – ​Acorn Growth Companies, a private equity firm investing exclusively in aerospace and defense, announced the hiring of Matthew Ritchie. Ritchie will serve as Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions for the firm’s Washington, D.C. team. In this new role, Ritchie will focus on acquisition operational due diligence, portfolio company strategic development and exit, portfolio company management operations support, and investment opportunity identification and transaction execution.

Raisbeck Engineering to Acquire Butterfield Industries

Friday, October 20, 2017

October 9, 2017 – Seattle, Wash. – Raisbeck Engineering Inc. (“REI”), a leading provider of performance enhancement systems for business and commercial aircraft, announced its decision to sign a definitive acquisition agreement with Butterfield Industries (“BI”) for all of its products and STCs. The deal is anticipated to close on or before October 31, 2017.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Acorn Growth Companies (“Acorn”), a private equity firm investing exclusively in Aerospace & Defense (“A&D”), announced Monday it has acquired CIS Secure Computing, Inc. (CIS), headquartered in Dulles, VA. The acquisition marks Acorn’s second in the defense electronics segment, and the third overall investment in its fourth investment fund.