Washington Technology, in its annual round up of the Top Mergers & Acquisitions in the government contracting industry, selected Ultra Electronics, plc.’s acquisition of Special Operations Technology (SOTECH) and Zu Industries as the Best Foreign Deal of 2011. Aronson Capital Partners served as the exclusive M&A advisors to both Sotech and Zu on this notable transaction. Washington Technology stated that, “Acquisitions by foreign buyers slowed in 2011, so this deal is significant”. The combination of SOTECH’s comprehensive operational support on programs targeted at transnational organized crime and Zu’s proprietary communications surveillance and analytical products made these businesses highly coveted acquisition targets. ACP’s experience advising companies serving the intelligence and law enforcement markets provides us unique insight into these agencies’ missions. On this transaction we were able to leverage this knowledge along with our extensive relationships with domestic and foreign strategic buyers to create a highly competitive sales process.