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July 26, 2023

Holland & Knight Advises Trident Systems in Acquisition by LightRidge Solutions

TYSONS, VA (July 26, 2023) – A team of Holland & Knight attorneys represented Trident Systems Inc. in its acquisition by LightRidge Solutions, an ATL Partners LLC portfolio company. Terms of the transaction, announced on July 17, were not disclosed.

Trident is a leader in multifunction space electronics and integrated Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions. Using a rapid response, radiation effects-mitigated design approach for deployment in harsh environments, Trident has delivered semi-custom, high-performance mission computing solutions at significantly lower cost than traditional space processors. The company, which is based in Fairfax, Virginia, is also relied upon by a range of military and federal organizations dedicated to the design, development and deployment of innovative command and control systems for the safety and survivability of the armed forces as well as the protection of the National Capital Region.

LightRidge, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, provides advanced sensing, processing and automation solutions for demanding missions. The high-performance sensors and electronics in small form factors enable the proliferation of resilient and affordable space architectures for the U.S. military and intelligence communities, as well as select commercial and international customers.

Holland & Knight Partner Jose Morales and Associate Ariel Stevenson led the firm's representation of Trident. They were assisted by Partners Gary Schoenbrun, Terry Elling, Kara Ariail, Eric Rubin, Max Bodoin, John Dierking, Antonia Tzinova and David Matuszewski and Associates David Wallach, Jiyeon Barta, Danielle Rich, Lauren Becker, Stephen Pennartz, Nick Hasenfus, Harold Lee, Kristen Ricci and Marina O'Brien.

More information on the transaction can be found here.

Holland & Knight regularly ranks among the leading M&A and private equity law firms in reputable, benchmarking league tables published by Bloomberg and Refinitiv. Through the first half of 2023, the firm ranked among the top 5 most active law firms in the U.S. and globally for its work in the space. Through the HK Deal Flow® program, Holland & Knight facilitates deal leads for clients and prospective clients by matching acquisition or capital raising opportunities with buyers and investors.

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