NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Audax Private Debt announced that, as Administrative Agent and Co-Lead Arranger, it provided a Second Lien Credit Facility to support the merger of QuantiTech, a portfolio company of Sagewind Capital and leading provider of technical engineering and management support services for mission critical defense programs, and Millennium Engineering and Integration Company (“MEI” or the “Company”).
Headquartered in Arlington, VA, MEI provides technical engineering services, research and development support, and systems engineering and integration (SE&I) solutions to customers in the space, defense, cyber, and intelligence communities.
“The combination of QuantiTech and MEI creates a leading provider of mission-critical services to the United States’ defense community,” said Shehzad Ajmal, Managing Director at Audax Private Debt. “We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Sagewind Capital in this transaction and believe their experience in the government services sector will help the business achieve the next level of growth.”
“Audax Private Debt provided tremendous support and financing certainty throughout this process,” said Steve Lefkowitz, Founding Partner of Sagewind. “We look forward to working with the Audax team as we continue to pursue growth opportunities for the combined platform.”
Founded in 1991 and based in Huntsville, AL, QuantiTech is a leading provider of highly technical engineering and management support services for the federal government. It serves mission critical programs, primarily to key defense agencies responsible for maintaining technological superiority. QuantiTech’s capabilities are focused on systems engineering, cybersecurity, test & evaluation and program management for key defense end-markets such as hypersonics, counter unmanned aircraft systems and human spaceflight for the Army, Air Force, NASA and various other defense agencies. For more information, please visit www.quantitech.com.
About Millennium Engineering and Integration Company
Founded in 1995 and based in Arlington, VA, Millennium Engineering and Integration Company is a leading provider of technical engineering services, research and development support, and systems engineering and integration (SE&I) solutions to customers in the space, defense, cyber, and intelligence communities. Serving the Air Force, Missile Defense Agency, NASA, and other government agencies, MEI expands the capabilities of today’s ground, air, and space systems through advancing the technologies of tomorrow’s systems. For more information, please visit www.meicompany.com.
About Audax Private Debt
Audax Private Debt has invested over $21 billion across more than 830 established middle market companies in support of over 235 private equity sponsors. Our platform offers a range of financing solutions, including first lien, stretch senior, unitranche, second lien and subordinated debt, as well as equity co-investments. We provide financing certainty, add-on investment capability, and the experience and collaborative approach to work with portfolio companies. Based in New York, our experienced team of investment professionals has built lasting relationships, establishing Audax Private Debt as a trusted name in the U.S. middle market. For more information, please visit www.audaxprivatedebt.com.
Audax Private Debt is an integral part of Audax Group, a leading alternative investment manager headquartered in Boston with offices in New York and San Francisco. Since its founding in 1999, the firm has raised over $27 billion in capital across its Private Debt and Private Equity businesses.