Kaman has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Arcline Investment Management, a growth-oriented private equity firm with deep experience investing in technology-driven, meaningful-to-the-world industrial businesses, in an all-cash transaction with a total enterprise value of approximately $1.8 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, Kaman will become a privately held company.

Under the terms of the agreement, Kaman shareholders will receive $46.00 per share in cash. The per share purchase price represents a premium of approximately 105% over Kaman’s closing share price on January 18, 2024, the last full trading day prior to the transaction announcement, and a premium of approximately 110% over the volume weighted average price (VWAP) of Kaman common stock for the 90 days ending January 18, 2024.

“Following robust engagement with Arcline and careful evaluation of other potential value creation opportunities, we are pleased to have reached this agreement,” said Ian K. Walsh, Kaman Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Given the rigorous review of alternatives we recently completed, we are confident this transaction maximizes value for shareholders and is in the best interest of Kaman as well as our employees, customers and other stakeholders.”