merger & acquisition

Mistras Group, Inc. Announces Acquisition of West Penn Non-Destructive Testing, LLC

Mistras Group, Inc., a leading one source global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions headquartered in Princeton Junction, announced that it acquired West Penn Non-Destructive Testing, LLC (West Penn) for $74 million in cash.

West Penn is headquartered near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and also has locations in Richburg, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. West Penn provides a wide variety of non-destructive testing services at its in-house facilities focused primarily on aerospace customers. West Penn is Nadcap accredited, ISO 9001 and AS 9100 certified, and complies with an extensive array of client and industry codes and specifications.

Chief Executive Officer Dennis Bertolotti stated, “We are excited to welcome West Penn to Mistras Group. The entire West Penn team has been extremely focused on developing strong relationships with tier one and tier two suppliers and supports important new product innovations within the aerospace industry. West Penn is not only an important addition to our team, but also a key part of our strategy to increase our aerospace business and our focus on new aerospace engine programs.”

West Penn’s President Jim DeCellis will function as Mistras Group’s regional manager overseeing the West Penn business as part of the Company’s Services segment.

Mistras funded the West Penn acquisition with borrowings from its recently amended $250 million agreement that was announced earlier this month. The Company expects this acquisition to be accretive to earnings per share in 2018.

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