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Sheppard Mullin Government Business Group Advised Special Aerospace Services in Private Equity Partnership


The firm represented Special Aerospace Services (“SAS”) in its partnership with private equity firm Godspeed Capital Management, a defense and government services, solutions and technology-focused private equity firm, to form a new, high-end space engineering, defense, and communications technology solutions platform that will serve the critical needs of U.S. defense and intelligence agencies, as well as commercial space customers. SAS is an industry leader in spaceflight engineering and hardware offering a full-cycle solution portfolio for clients such as NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense and the commercial spaceflight sector.

The new platform will operate under the SAS brand and will boast approximately 250 highly skilled, cleared employees, a diverse customer base with blue chip commercial companies and strategic defense and space related government agencies, a highly attractive predominantly Prime contract portfolio, and a targeted geographic footprint close to key customer relationships in Alabama, Colorado, California, Virginia, Florida and Texas.

The deal was led by Government Business Group co-leader and partner Zac Turke, partner Rambod Peykar and attorney Jay Lee.  Invaluable assistance was provided by partners Keith Szeliga, Dimitriy Chelnitsky, Frank Dworak and Kyle Mathews and associates Aaron Duffy, Brian Egan and Jeff Kozono. This is the third aerospace and defense transaction they’ve closed in 2024.

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