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R2CP Invests in Manufacturer of Aerospace & Defense Platforms

By October 5, 2021No Comments

Route 2 Capital Partners (“R2CP”) is pleased to announce its subordinated debt and equity investment supporting the majority buyout of a California-based aerospace and defense contractor focused on Lockheed Martin platforms (the “Company”) by Emko Capital.

Scott Kester, Managing Partner of R2CP, commented, “We are excited to support and work with the Emko team for the first time on this transaction.  The Company has a steady and consistent history of operations, tenured management, strong customer and supplier relationships, and has been a dominant player in a niche industry for many years.  Emko’s track record in the aerospace market and identified plans for process improvements and growth should build upon the Company’s success in the coming years.”

Dean Emmerton, Managing Partner of Emko Capital, commented, “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with R2CP to invest in a great manufacturing company that makes critical parts for some of our military’s most important airplanes.”

Josh Kowitt, Managing Partner of Emko Capital, added, “Our focus on transitioning family-owned manufacturing businesses makes this investment a great fit for our strategy.”

Please contact Scott Kester, Patrick Weston, Jay White, or Spalding White to discuss this transaction or other investment opportunities.

About Route 2 Capital Partners
R2CP is a private investment firm providing flexible junior capital solutions to lower middle market companies, primarily in the southern U.S.  The firm’s partners possess over 100 years of combined investment, transactional and operational experience.  R2CP seeks to invest in established companies with minimum annual revenues and EBITDA of $10 million and $2 million, respectively, that generate predictable and profitable cash flows.  R2CP’s investment proceeds will be used to execute growth and expansion plans, support business recapitalizations and facilitate management buyouts.  R2CP reviews opportunities in niche manufacturing, business services, consumer products and services, and specialty distribution.  For more information, visit