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East West Acquires Texas and Mexico-Based Operations of Compass Electronics Solutions

East West Manufacturing, LLC (“East West” or the “Company”), a global design, engineering, manufacturing and distribution services business, announced today that it has acquired operations of Compass Electronics Solutions (“CES”), a provider of integrated electronics manufacturing services, including advanced printed circuit board assemblies, box-build assemblies, wire and cable harness assemblies, and new product introduction services. This acquisition further enhances the growth of East West by adding well-established operations in Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, and advances the Company’s strategic focus on growing its North American design, manufacturing and distribution capabilities.

“We are extremely excited to expand our integrated design, engineering, manufacturing and distribution services into Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas,” said Scott Ellyson, East West Co-founder and CEO. “Compass has a strong reputation for putting customers first and has an established presence for innovation in a variety of high-growth sectors such as medical & life sciences, commercial & industrial and aerospace & defense. The joint operations in Mexico and Texas allow us to offer our customers even greater nearshore, higher mix, lower volume, quick turn integrated manufacturing services as the international manufacturing landscape continues to diversify. This initiative fits perfectly with our collective design, manufacturing and supply chain capabilities, allowing us to support customers from product inception to full-scale production on a global basis.”

John Huhn, Managing Partner, Compass Group Equity Partners said, “We couldn’t be more excited for the CES team with this outcome. The partnership with East West creates significant opportunities for CES to better serve its existing customer base and to expand into new markets. The CES team has done a tremendous job navigating an ever-changing environment and we are confident they will continue their successes in the future.”

About East West Manufacturing, LLC
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, East West is an integrated global design, engineering, manufacturing and distribution services partner for original equipment manufacturers and distributors throughout North America and Europe. With North American operations in Georgia, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas, Massachusetts, Canada and Mexico and international operations in Costa Rica, Vietnam, China and India, the Company utilizes a global design team, transparent supply chain, on-site quality control and flexible logistics systems to provide its customers with superior products and competitive cost advantages. Founded in 2001, East West offers its customers a differentiated breadth of onshore, nearshore and offshore design, engineering, manufacturing and distribution capabilities to serve the full spectrum of customer needs ranging from new product design to full scale production and distribution.

About Compass Group Equity Partners
Compass Group Equity Partners, founded in 2015, is a St. Louis-based private equity firm with a record of success in acquiring and building lower middle-market companies. Ranked #30 in the Top 150 Privately Held Companies for 2020 by the St. Louis Business Journal, Compass Group’s investors are comprised of family offices, institutions, and the principals of Compass Group. By leveraging the expertise of these individuals, in addition to capital, Compass Group provides hands-on support and resources to aid management teams in exceeding historical performance and accelerating growth.

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