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ETL receives major investment from CBPE Capital

January 28, 2020

ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF distribution equipment used in the ground segment of the satellite communications market, has received significant investment from CBPE Capital, to support its management’s ambitious growth plans.

The business is embarking on further expansion, designed to take advantage of positive market drivers in the satellite industry and solid industry conditions.  ETL serves various end markets including broadcasting, energy, defence, government and maritime and has a distinguished track record of growth and technological innovation in support of its international client base. The company is the recipient of multiple industry accolades including three Queens Awards in recent years.

Ian Hilditch, CEO of ETL Systems, said: “We are very excited to welcome the team from CBPE Capital, who will add a new level of support and experience to help us to grow our global customer footprint and accelerate bringing new technologies to market. CBPE has a proven track record within the technology sector, having partnered with some great companies. ETL is building on an impressive track record of growth of its range of RF distribution products, which are manufactured at our purpose-built facility near Hereford, UK.  We export over 80 per cent of our products to satellite customers around the world.”

Jolyon Latimer, Partner at CPBE, said: “ETL is an excellent company with a reputation for product quality and innovation, a blue-chip international customer base and is led by a strong management team. The business operates in the attractive and growing satellite communications market and is well placed to capitalise on the opportunity ahead of it. We are delighted to have the opportunity to support the management team in delivering the next stage of ETL’s growth strategy.”

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