Compass Group Equity Partners has sold Beacon EmbeddedWorks to discoverIE Group

Beacon is a United States-based leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of custom system on module (SOM) embedded computer boards and related software (board integration, drivers and bootloaders). The company supplies mission-critical applications in the medical, industrial and aerospace and defense markets. Beacon has long-established customer relationships, averaging over 10 years, driven by an extensive suite of customization, security and support services. Beacon is led by a strong and experienced management team and supported by a deep bench of highly trained engineers with extensive experience across multiple disciplines. Beacon is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and serves leading customers globally.

Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Compass and Beacon, working closely with its shareholders and management team throughout the sale process. This role included providing transaction and industry expertise, as well as managing the preparation, marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.

Compass Electronics Solutions Beacon EmbeddedWorks DiscoverIE 2021
  • 2021
    Close Year
  • Technology, Media & Telecom
  • Private Equity
    Client Type
  • Strategic | Cross-border
    Transaction Type
  • USA | United Kingdom
Lincoln’s deep technical understanding of embedded systems, computing solutions and hardware technology provided great value in messaging the Beacon story. The combination of their transaction expertise and diligent work with management resulted in a great outcome for Beacon and all parties involved.
John Huhn
Managing Partner at Compass

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