July 3, 2022

Y M L P-298

It Must Be Business

Leonardo DRS buys Israeli radar co RADA at 34% premium

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Netanya-centered Israeli defense corporation RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. (TASE: RADA Nasdaq: RADA), which creates tactical radar units, is merging with US organization Leonardo DRS Inc. The stock-centered transaction will outcome in RADA’s current shareholders keeping 19.5% of the merged organization. The deal is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of this calendar year. RADA will grow to be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leonardo DRS, which will be mentioned on Nasdaq and on the Tel Aviv Inventory Trade beneath the image DRS. The phrases of the offer symbolize a 34% top quality in excess of RADA’s closing share selling price yesterday, valuing the enterprise at $775 million.

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The merged organization is expected to deliver EBITDA as a proportion of revenue in the minimal double-digits in 2023. The blended corporation had $2.7 billion profits and $305 million altered EBITDA in 2021. At the finish of the first quarter of 2022, the mixed corporation had credit card debt of close to $197 million.

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RADA is a veteran business that for most of its existence dealt in avionics. Over a ten years in the past, it entered a new discipline, that of state-of-the-art application-defined military services tactical radars. The radars are mounted on navy autos and function on the go. They so offer floor forces with lively security, this kind of as from mortars and attack drones. The corporation is also still lively in its standard industry of avionics.

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“RADA and Leonardo DRS are potent and complementary technological innovation corporations, and their near historical romantic relationship as a result of collaboration on a number of plans, has resulted in a deep cultural healthy,” the companies’ announcement claimed.

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The announcement also said that “Leonardo DRS’s parent business and sole shareholder, Leonardo SpA, is a major world wide Aerospace and Defense organization. Leonardo SpA’s sector posture will give access to a reshaped European defense current market as well as protection marketplaces about the earth, whilst also establishing a home current market in Israel.”

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RADA CEO Dov Sella reported, “I could not be prouder of the platform we have designed all through my approximately 20 a long time with RADA, culminating in this critical strategic transaction with Leonardo DRS. The mix of two major technological know-how-concentrated defense organizations with diversified publicity to critical US Division of Defense courses and an international presence produces a genuine acquire-acquire for RADA and Leonardo DRS shareholders.

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“The transaction signifies the initial time a key US-primarily based defense organization backed by a world wide defense prime has obtained a major Israeli defense technologies firm. This special transaction will reinforce the Israeli protection marketplace and established developments and way for the long term.”

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“The conflict in Ukraine has underscored the vulnerability of forces to drone attacks and has highlighted the want for contemporary, able force security devices. Not only is this accelerating US purchases of these systems, but it is moving European countries, which are considerably driving in this place, to receive extra vital power protection assets. The mixture of RADA and Leonardo DRS will open intercontinental market alternatives, significantly in brief-array air protection, counter-UAS, counter rockets, artillery and mortars and car protection programs,” mentioned William J. Lynn III, CEO of Leonardo DRS.

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Evercore is serving as special money advisor to RADA and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is serving as distinctive fiscal advisor to Leonardo DRS. DLA Piper LLP (US) and S. Friedman & Co. are serving as legal advisors to RADA and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Herzog Fox & Neeman are serving as legal advisors to Leonardo DRS.

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