Sikich Investment Banking serves as buy-side adviser 

Chicago - The Mifsud Group, a Cleveland-based, private investment and management company that owns and operates specialty manufacturers, recently acquired Montana Metal Products, located in Des Plaines, Ill. Sikich Investment Banking acted as the exclusive buy-side adviser in identifying the target and managing the acquisition process.  This purchase will further The Mifsud Group's strategy of owning and operating a portfolio of specialty manufacturing companies serving diverse end markets.

"We are delighted with the purchase of Montana Metal Products, as we see a company with great capabilities, top customers and terrific potential to grow," said Oscar Mifsud, President and CEO of The Mifsud Group. "Partnering with Sikich Investment Banking enabled us to identify this opportunity and move quickly to a structure and execute a deal that was favorable to all parties."

Montana Metal Products, with roots dating back to 1957, is a precision metal fabricating company located in a 98,000-square-foot building in Des Plaines, Ill. that employs more than 100 people. The company serves the aerospace and medical equipment markets worldwide.  Its products include precision sheet metal assemblies and machined components used on airliners, fighter jets, and helicopters, as well as in medical X-ray and MRI equipment. The new Boeing 787 and next generation 737 passenger jets feature many of the company's products.

The Mifsud Group has a long and successful history of owning and operating companies in the aerospace sector.  The company sold its last aerospace company, Aero-Instruments, in 2012. Aero-Instruments supplied air data sensors for civil, commercial and military aircraft. Several years ago, The Mifsud Group expanded into the automotive aftermarket space when it purchased CORSA Performance, a manufacturer of high-performance exhaust systems for cars, light trucks and boats.  It recently expanded in the automotive product range by buying Volant, a manufacturer of air intake systems. 

"The Mifsud Group's purchase of Montana Metal Products brings a new leadership team to the company, which has the skills and experience to take it to the next level.  We are thrilled to have facilitated this transaction," said Rick Herbst, Partner at Sikich Investment Banking.

Deal terms were not disclosed.        

About Sikich Investment Banking
Based in Chicago, Sikich Investment Banking is part of Sikich LLP, a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, technology, investment banking and advisory services. Sikich Investment Banking is the firm's corporate finance and advisory practice. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA/SIPC, it provides capital raising, mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory services tailored to middle market clients in the U.S. and abroad. The firm's investment banking partners have expertise in negotiating complicated issues and structures and navigating the complexities inherent in industries that include technology, life sciences, manufacturing and others. Visit Sikich Investment Banking at www.sikich.com/IB for more information. 

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About The Mifsud Group
The Mifsud Group is a private investment and management company based in Cleveland Ohio which owns and operates specialty manufacturing companies.  The Mifsud Group provides strategic and operational guidance, financial oversight and capital to its portfolio companies.  The owners have long experience in the aerospace having been involved with several companies in that sector.  In addition to Montana Metal Products, The Mifsud Group also currently owns TMG Performance Products, a manufacturer of high performance exhaust and air intake systems for the automotive and marine industry. The Mifsud Group continues to look for new acquisition opportunities with companies that manufacture value-added products and have proprietary processes that can leverage the owners' experience and skills. 

About Montana Metal Products
Montana Metal Products (MMP) is a Precision Sheet Metal Fabricator and Machine Shop located in Des Plaines, Illinois.  Founded in 1957, the Company has since expanded into a 98,000 square foot fully integrated manufacturing facility. MMP currently runs two shifts, employing over 100 people. MMP's customer base is primarily in, but not limited to, the aerospace, defense, medical, diagnostic, security, and telecommunication industries. The Company's strength is the manufacture of custom close tolerance, sheet metal fabrication in all alloys. MMP offers design assistance and processing from inception to prototype and into full production. In machining, MMP specializes in extremely complex close tolerance parts in many different alloys. Over the years, MMP has prided itself on superb quality manufacturing. MMP has earned "Top Supplier" awards from many major customers. In April of 1998 the Company was certified to ISO 9002 and ISO 9001:2000. In November 2007, MMP was also certified to AS9100.