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APCT, a designer and custom manufacturer of advanced technology printed circuit boards, has completed the previously announced acquisition and merger with Advanced Circuits, Inc. and its affiliated entities and subsidiaries. APCT, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is a portfolio company of Industrial Growth Partners.
Advanced Circuits is a software-enabled designer and manufacturer of small-run, quick-turn and low-volume production printed circuit boards, including multi-layer rigid and high-density interconnect (HDI) products. ACI operates from facilities in Colorado, Minnesota, and Arizona.
“We are thrilled to partner with Advanced Circuits. Through this merger, we will be able to serve our combined customer base across multi-layer rigid, HDI, flex, rigid-flex and specialty product categories for all quick-turn, low-volume and high-volume program needs. Further, ACI will bring several commercial and operational software solutions to enhance our customer experience. I am excited to welcome each member of the Advanced Circuits team to the APCT family,” commented Steve Robinson, CEO of APC
- On January 10, 2023, APCT entered into a definitive agreement to acquire and merge with ACI.
- On February 14, 2023, APCT completed the acquisition and merger with ACI. Following the merger, ACI now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of APCT.
APCT and IGP continue to seek add-on acquisitions that can enhance APCT’s position as a designer and custom manufacturer of advanced technology printed circuit boards.
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