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Westbourne Capital Partners Acquires Mesotech International

SACRAMENTO, CA – Mesotech International, Inc. announced that Westbourne Capital Partners completed a strategic investment in Mesotech to support the Company’s continued growth in the civil and military aviation sectors.


Mesotech was founded in 1993 by Mike Lydon as a designer and manufacturer of meteorological and environmental monitoring systems utilized in industrial and scientific applications. Through nearly three decades of engineering and design leadership, and with a reputation for precision and quality, Mesotech is recognized today as a global leader in the development of mission-critical instrumentation utilized by civil and military airports, meteorological stations, emergency and first responders, agricultural companies, and other scientific applications. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Mesotech’s highly skilled and dedicated team members have set the standard for engineering innovation, operational efficiency, and first-class customer service.


With the support of growth-oriented partners with long-term perspectives, Mesotech will focus on expanding its relationships with existing customers through continued partnership as well as building new relationships in existing and adjacent end-markets. “We are excited to partner with Mike Lydon, Chris Swinehart, and the entire Mesotech team to continue growing the Company for the benefit of our current and future customers, employees, and key stakeholders. We are particularly enthused about furthering the noble cause of providing highly accurate and on-demand weather data to permit users of the Company’s instrumentation to make better, faster proactive aviation safety decisions. For Westbourne, this investment in Mesotech is a continuation of our unrelenting focus on being active partners in outstanding family-owned businesses, who are seeking capital and knowledge to support growth” said Steve Berchem, Partner of Westbourne Capital Partners.


Mesotech’s current leadership team will remain with the Company indefinitely but will be bolstered by the addition of Mike Robie and David Robie to the executive leadership team. Both Mike and David have an extensive track record of leadership and facilitating long-term sustainable growth, particularly in the aviation and technology sectors. “We are extremely excited about this new partnership and are eager to take the next step in growing the Company through greater utilization of our deep engineering and design know-how and strong industry relationships, as well as continuing to support our customer’s initiatives. Our partnership with Westbourne provides us with the resources necessary to continue our ambition to be a leader in technical innovation and manufacturing quality”, said Mike Lydon. “We are excited for the future and what we can accomplish as we continue to grow the business together”, said Mike Robie.


Ice Miller provided legal advice and services to Westbourne in connection with the transaction while RedRidge, True Partners Consulting, and Plante Moran served as financial advisors.


Burton Law provided legal advice and services to Mesotech in connection with the transaction and GrowthPoint Technology Partners served as financial advisor.


About Westbourne Capital Partners

Westbourne Capital Partners is a private investment firm that partners with family offices to deploy capital into direct investments in private companies. A successful track record consulting with, and investing in, family-owned enterprises makes Westbourne Capital Partners particularly well-suited to invest in family and founder owned businesses in the manufacturing sector, particularly when ownership is concerned about the impact outside investors might have on the business and its stakeholders. Westbourne Capital Partners is focused on investing in businesses and building long-term shareholder value. For more information on Westbourne, please visit www.westbournecp.com.

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