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Commercial Aerospace
January 5, 2017
Belcan Acquires The Kemtah Group

Cincinnati, Ohio – January 5, 2017 – Belcan, LLC (“Belcan”), a global supplier of engineering,
technical recruiting, and information technology (IT) services supporting the aerospace,
industrial and government services markets, announced today that it has acquired The Kemtah
Group (“Kemtah”). Terms of the transaction – which closed yesterday – were not disclosed.
Belcan is a portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners, LLC (“AEI”), a private investor in
aerospace, power generation, and specialty industrial companies.

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kemtah provides its
customers a complete suite of IT support services, from initial assessment of IT maturity and
processes to fully deployed, enterprise-wide, managed IT services, software/application
development, cybersecurity, and mobility support.

“The acquisition of Kemtah greatly enhances our Government IT Services business, which has
been rapidly growing since our purchase of Intercom Federal Systems five months ago,” said
Lance Kwasniewski, Chief Executive Officer of Belcan. “Kemtah’s deep domain knowledge and
outstanding relationships will provide Belcan with increased capabilities to support our existing
and new customers.”

“Belcan brings exciting growth opportunities and a breadth of IT and engineering resources to
complement and expand Kemtah’s capabilities,” said Steve Wade, Chief Executive Officer at
Kemtah. “Kemtah will be a great fit within Belcan’s Government IT Services segment, and
should benefit from the added software engineering and cyber security we will be able to offer
our customers. We believe we will see immediate synergies from the combination of these two

“Kemtah is the fourth acquisition Belcan has completed since AEI acquired the company 18
months ago,” said David H. Rowe, Managing Partner of AEI and Chairman of Belcan. “Each
addition has greatly enhanced Belcan’s product and service offerings, while also extending our
reach and presence in the marketplace, allowing us to continue to deliver excellent outcomes to
our clients.”

Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP served as
financial advisor to Belcan and AE Industrial Partners. Miles & Stockbridge P.C. served as legal
advisor and Bluestone Capital Partners served as financial advisor to Kemtah.

About Belcan
Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in
the aerospace, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes through
adaptive and integrated services—from jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles,
chemical processing, and cybersecurity, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide customerdriven solutions that are flexible, scalable, and cost-effective. Belcan’s unique capabilities have
led to continuous growth and success for nearly 60 years. For more information, please visit

About The Kemtah Group
Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Kemtah Group is a leading provider of IT
infrastructure support services with deep domain knowledge of engineering and scientific
environments, enabling them to deliver IT services to large, complex government and
commercial entities. More information about The Kemtah Group can be found at

About AE Industrial Partners, LLC
AE Industrial Partners, LLC is a leading private investment firm in the aerospace, power
generation and specialty industrial sectors, focusing on highly technical manufacturing,
distribution and supply chain management, MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) and
industrial service-based businesses. AE Industrial’s team includes partners with C-suite
operating experience in organizations such as GE, Gulfstream Aerospace, Power Systems
Manufacturing, Hawker Beechcraft, Landmark Aviation, Bombardier, IDEX, Aviall, B/E
Aerospace, NetJets, and Grand Prairie. For more information, please visit

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