Elbit Systems acquires Brazilian Companies

HAIFA, Israel, 3 Jan. 2011. Elbit Systems Ltd. has acquired the Brazilian companies, Ares Aeroespecial e Defesa S.A. and Periscopio Equipamentos Optronicos S.A. The acquisition was accomplished in a series of transactions totaling tens of millions Brazilian Reals.

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

HAIFA, Israel, 3 Jan. 2011. Elbit Systems Ltd. has acquired the Brazilian companies, Ares Aeroespecial e Defesa S.A. and Periscopio Equipamentos Optronicos S.A. The acquisition was accomplished in a series of transactions totaling tens of millions Brazilian Reals.

Ares and Periscopio are involved in the area of defense electronic systems and supply a range of products to the Brazilian military, as well as to other markets in South America. Located in the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro, the companies have approximately 70 employees. The selling shareholders are continuing to perform management functions in the companies following the acquisition.

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