Godspeed Capital-Backed Special Aerospace Services (SAS) Acquires Willbrook Solutions

Expands Strategic Relationships and Capabilities in Missile Defense, Counter Hypersonics, Intelligence, Ground Based Space and Surveillance Radar Systems, Research & Development, Analytics and Telemetry

WASHINGTON, DC – April 30th, 2024 – Godspeed Capital Management LP (“Godspeed”), a lower middle market Defense & Government services, solutions, and technology focused private equity firm, today announced the acquisition of Willbrook Solutions, Inc. (“Willbrook”) by SAS, its recently-launched space engineering, defense, and communications technology solutions platform. The transaction marks the first addition to the growing SAS platform, expanding its capabilities in the missile defense industry.

Founded in 2006, and based in Huntsville, Alabama, Willbrook is an innovative analytical solutions provider to the Missile Defense Agency (“MDA”), Defense Intelligence Agency (“DIA”), NASA, Department of Defense (“DoD”), and commercial space customers. Willbrook’s dedicated team of 75 highly skilled and cleared industry professionals brings expertise and capabilities to bear across critical programs at the MDA and other agencies including in support of ground and space-based missile defense, offensive and defensive missile systems analysis, modeling and simulation, and data analysis.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the talented and experienced team at Willbrook and look forward to leveraging their strategic relationships and capabilities in the missile defense market and community to add significant breadth and depth to the SAS platform and portfolio,” said Heather Bulk, CEO of SAS. “We look forward to working closely with Willbrook’s senior leadership team to further expand our relationship with the MDA and other key customers.”    

“On behalf of our dedicated and experienced employees at Willbrook, we are excited to become part of the larger strategically positioned SAS platform,” remarked Kendell Phillips, President of Willbrook. “We look forward to leveraging our strong engineering, analytical capabilities and expertise across critical missile defense programs while supporting strategic customers and pursuing organic growth opportunities in conjunction with SAS.”   

About Willbrook Solutions

Willbrook Solutions, founded in 2006 in Huntsville, AL, by Kendell and Bonita Phillips, is an innovative analytical solutions provider to the Missile Defense Agency (“MDA”), the Defense Intelligence Agency (“DIA”), NASA, the Department of Defense (“DoD”), and Commercial Space Customers. Willbrook’s dedicated team of industry professionals has expertise across several programs in the MDA including Ground and Space-based Missile Defense, Offensive and Defensive Missile Systems Analysis, Modeling and Simulation, and Data Analysis. Willbrook has long tenured relationships with its key customers at the MDA and the Missile and Space Intelligence Center within DIA. To learn more about Willbrook, please visit: www.willbrook.com.

About Special Aerospace Services

Special Aerospace Services is an industry leader in spaceflight engineering and hardware with facilities in Colorado and Alabama. Special Aerospace Services offers a full-cycle solution portfolio that includes tactical engineering support in Spaceflight Safety™, propulsion, avionics, systems, safety, and launch site integration, as well as rapid prototyping, manufacturing, and procurement of mission-critical aerospace hardware systems for clients such as NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the commercial spaceflight sector. Special Aerospace Services’ team is committed to furthering humankind’s dreams and endeavors in space and keep the dream of space exploration alive for future generations. To learn more about SAS, please visit: www.specialaerospaceservices.com.

About Godspeed Capital Partners

Godspeed Capital is a lower middle-market Defense & Government services, solutions, and technology focused private equity firm investing alongside forward-thinking management teams that seek an experienced and innovative investment partner with unique sector expertise, operational insight, and flexible capital for growth. While a typical investment will involve companies generating approximately $3 million to $30 million of EBITDA, Godspeed Capital has significant support to complete larger transactions through strategic co-invest relationships. The firm focuses on control buyouts, buy-and-builds, corporate carve-outs, and special situations. For more information, please visit the Godspeed Capital website at www.godspeedcm.com.

Contact

For Godspeed Capital:
Alex Jeffrey/Iain Hughes
Gasthalter & Co.
godspeed@gasthalter.com
(212) 257-4170