Advised on Purchase of Company


Rafael USA, Inc.

Israeli government-owned aerospace and defense company United States of America

Acquired 100% of Business Operations

PVP Advanced EO Systems Inc.

World-class electro-optic (EO) systems United States of America

Advised Rafael Advanced Defense Systems on Its Acquisition of PVP Advanced EO Systems

Capstone Partners (IMAP USA) advised Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.—a designer, developer, and manufacturer of advanced defense systems—on its acquisition of PVP Advanced EO Systems, Inc. (PVP AEO). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


RAFAEL is a world-renowned Israeli-based defense contractor, specializing in innovative, and combat-proven systems, such as the famous IRON DOME, TROPHY Active Protection System, LITENING Targeting Pod, SPIKE family of tactical missiles, and many other air/land/sea systems. Rafael USA, Inc. has operated from Bethesda, MD since 1993 and serves as the hub for all RAFAEL operations in the United States.


Prior to the acquisition, PVP AEO was a privately-owned, California-based company, specializing in the development, manufacturing, and sustainment of world-class electro-optic (EO) systems for air, land, sea, and critical homeland security applications.


PVP AEO was founded in 1997 and is located in Tustin, CA. Recent programs include Integrated Fixed Towers (IFT) and Mobile Video Surveillance Systems (MVSS) for Customs and Border Patrol on the U.S. southern border. PVP AEO is active in North and South America, Asia, and the Middle East.

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