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Blackland Group LLC Buys Prikos & Becker Tool Company

 Texas Business reports:  DALLAS—Dallas-based private equity firm, Blackland Group added to its aerospace component manufacturing platform, Kessington Holdings, LP  acquiring Prikos & Becker Tool Company.

Prikos & Becker, based in Skokie, IL,  specializes in "intricate" assemblies requiring metal fabrications produced through a variety of internal processes including stamping, forming, laser cutting, machining, spot welding and laser welding.

The company has a particular expertise in producing thin gauge stainless steel parts to close tolerances.  Prikos & Becker's mix of capabilities have enabled them to develop a particular expertise in manufacturing landing gear heat shields on a large number of aircraft platforms.  Additionally, the company produces parts such as brake brackets and components, radio brackets, clamps and covers, missile and bomb parts, aircraft engine components and aircraft wheel parts.  Prikos and Becker was represented by Falcon Advisors LLC.

“Blackland is committed to building a leading manufacturing platform in the aircraft wheel & brake and engine component sectors,” said Black Group president Mike George in a prepared statement.  “Prikos & Becker is an excellent addition and provides a set of unique capabilities and reputation built over 50 years in the aerospace industry.  It is a tremendous fit with Kessington.”

Blackland Group LLC  is a private equity firm specializing in middle market and lower middle market buyout transactions.