Published from mWAVE Industries
mWAVE Industries LLC, a portfolio company of Anania & Associates Investment Company LLC, is pleased to announce that it has acquired all of the assets and IP of the Gabriel and Mark microwave antenna brands. These two leading terrestrial microwave antenna brands are recognized worldwide for their robust designs and reliability.
The merging of the Gabriel and Mark microwave antenna brands into the mWAVE portfolio offers customers a one stop source for commercial and military antenna products lines, as well as access to the strength and knowledge of the mWAVE antenna design and customization engineering professionals. The mWAVE portfolio consists of horn, array, panel and parabolic (grid and solid) antennas and components such as feeds, passive components, microwave couplers, polarization rotators, filters, transitions and waveguide manifolds.
mWAVE is in the process of setting up Gabriel and Mark antenna, feed and spare part production at its Windham, ME facility and expects customer shipments to begin in Q4. The Gabriel and Mark Antenna brands were most recently manufactured by General Dynamics SATCOM in Newton, North Carolina.
The Gabriel antenna brand consists of an extensive product line of directional parabolic and flat panel antennas such as the Gabriel QuickFireTM product line. Thousands of Gabriel’s parabolic and horn reflector antennas serve millions of channel miles throughout the world in cellular, telephony, industrial, broadcast, government and military applications.
The Mark Grid Antenna brand is the recognized leader in the parabolic grid market serving the public safety, broadcast, utility, pipeline and other fixed microwave applications operating in frequency bands from 335 to 2700 MHz with antennas ranging in size from 3-ft (0.9) to15-ft (4.6) diameters.
“mWAVE is delighted to have these two brands added to our product portfolio and to bring Gabriel manufacturing back to Maine”, said Peter Farnum, CEO of mWAVE upon the completion of this recent acquisition. “mWAVE is currently moving the assets of these two brands from North Carolina to mWAVE’s Windham Maine facility. We expect to be in production and shipping the Gabriel and Mark products, including replacement parts and feed assembly upgrades by the end of the year”, stated Mr. Farnum.
“It is especially exciting to note that mWAVE was founded by ex-Gabriel employees Peter Farnum, Christopher Mosher and myself after Gabriel was sold and moved to North Carolina in 2003. Bringing the products, capabilities and manufacturing back to Maine is a great win for mWAVE and the State of Maine”, added Michael Cahill, Vice President of Business Development & Sales.
Established in 2004, mWAVE Industries, LLC, designs and manufactures standard and custom microwave antenna products for commercial and government applications spanning the scientific, defense, and academic communities. With the addition of its Gabriel and Mark antenna lines, mWAVE specializes in parabolic grids, solid parabolic antennas and feeds including conscan and monopulse designs. mWAVE’s additional product offerings consist of micro-strip arrays, horns, helices, sectors, omnidirectional antennas and waveguide arrays. mWAVE maintains a fully equipped antenna test range that is used to verify new antenna designs and for production verification and third party testing for its customers. mWAVE Industries acquired the Gabriel and Mark Grid product lines in 2015.
About Anania & Associates Investment Company LLC
Anania & Associates Investment Company LLC (AAI) is a Maine based and focused private equity firm that partners with management teams acquiring and building companies with a high potential for growth. Founded in 2008 the fund currently has 8 portfolio companies representing over 450 employees and $75 million in revenue. AAI is a long term, regionally focused investor focused on supporting sustainable growth for its portfolio companies which include: Biovation II LLC, Elmet Technologies LLC, Grow-Tech LLC, Lighthouse Imaging LLC, MEGA Industries LLC, mWAVE Industries LLC, Synergistic Software Solutions LLC & TrakTec LLC.