Aurora Capital Group is a private equity firm specializing in add-on acquisitions, middle market, growth equity. corporate carves outs, and leveraged buyout investments. The firm prefers to invest in technology, software and tech-enabled services, energy, aerospace, defense, general industrial, industrial services, specialty manufacturing and distribution, service businesses, healthcare, transportation, logistics, and debt and equity securities in underperforming companies. It typically invests in companies with enterprise values between $150 million and $1000 million, revenue of more than $100 million, and seeks to acquire a majority controlling stake in its portfolio companies. The firm p...
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Founded in 1991
Golub Capital Provides One-Loan Debt Facility to Finance Aurora Capital Group's Acquisition of National Technical Systems
Nov 27 13
Golub Capital announced that, as Sole Bookrunner and Administrative Agent, it provided a $193 million GOLD financing to support the acquisition of National Technical Systems Inc. ('NTS') by Aurora Capital Group. GOLD financings are Golub Capital's One-Loan Debt facilities.
National Technical Systems, Inc. Reaches Agreement in Principle to Settle the Putative Class Action Against NTS' Directors, Aurora Capital Group, Nest Parent, Inc. and Nest Merger Sub, Inc
Nov 8 13
On November 7, 2013, National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) reached an agreement in principle to settle the putative class action entitled In re National Technical Systems, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, Case No. BC519271, pending against NTS, NTS' directors, Aurora Capital Group, Nest Parent, Inc. (Nest Parent) and Nest Merger Sub, Inc. (Merger Sub) in the Superior Court of the State of California, Los Angeles County. The case was filed on August 23, 2013, one week after the announcement of the merger, under the caption Elias v. National Technical Systems, Inc. The lawsuit asserted a claim for breach of fiduciary duty against the members of NTS's board of directors. The lawsuit also alleged that the merger consideration was inadequate, the merger was subject to certain deal-protection devices that precluded a superior offer and NTS did not provide sufficient information about the merger to shareholders. The lawsuit further asserted that NTS, Aurora Capital Group, Nest Parent and Merger Sub aided and abetted the alleged breaches of fiduciary duty. The lawsuit sought to enjoin the consummation of the merger, damages, costs, attorneys' and experts' fees, and any other relief the Court may deem proper. A second putative shareholder class action, entitled Castillo v. National Technical Systems, Inc., Case No. BC522351, was filed on September 24, 2013, in the same court as the Elias case asserting substantively identical claims and allegations against the same defendants, and seeking substantively identical relief. On October 2, 2013, the Court consolidated the Castillo case with the Elias case, under the caption In re National Technical Systems, Inc. Shareholders Litigation. The parties to the lawsuit agreed in connection with the settlement in principle that, among other things, NTS will make additional disclosures to its shareholders (which are included below), the parties will exchange mutual releases and NTS and defendants will not oppose plaintiffs' application for attorneys' fees and costs up to $450,000. The settlement will not affect the merger considerations to be received by the company's shareholders or the timing of the special meeting of the shareholders of NTS, scheduled for November 19, 2013. The settlement contemplated by the agreement in principle is subject to, among other things, the parties' execution of more definitive documentation, notice to NTS's shareholders of the terms of the settlement and NTS's shareholders' rights in connection therewith, a fairness hearing before the Court and final approval by