Arlington Capital Partners has launched Cadence Aerospace as Verus Aerospace, which includes Premier Processing in Kansas.

ACP is a Washington, D.C.-area private investment firm specializing in government-regulated industries. Premier is headquartered in Wichita, KS, with a single 35,640-square-foot facility and numerous industry and customer accreditations.

Verus Aerospace is a newly formed brand emerging as one of the industry’s largest pure-play structures platforms focused on next-generation programs for the aerospace, defense, and space industries. Verus comprises existing Arlington-backed companies Perfekta, Precision Machine Works, Arden Engineering, Premier Processing and Quality Forming.

Headquartered in Anaheim, CA, and with over 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space, Verus offers machining platforms reaching from 120” to 720” and specializes in the manufacturing of long and large, highly complex components and assemblies with hard-to-machine materials and geometries for mission-critical applications. The company’s core competencies include high-speed machining, hard metal manufacturing, large monolithic structures, deep pocket machining, and special processing, including metal finishing coatings, non-destructive testing, priming, and painting.

Verus Aerospace operates three integrated centers of excellence in California, Kansas, and Washington, strategically located near major customers, which allows collaboration with customers from project inception.

“We are excited about the launch of Verus Aerospace, signifying an initiative to fortify our focus and position in the aerospace and defense industry,” says Peter Manos, a Managing Partner at Arlington Capital Partners. “We have created one of the industry's largest pure-play manufacturers of ultra-complex and large aerostructure components. Our commitment to a long-term investment strategy, through both organic investments and acquisitions, enables Verus to better serve its customers with broad capabilities as a scaled and well-capitalized player in the aerostructures market.”

Brian Bentley, CEO of Verus, says Verus Aerospace is uniquely positioned as one of the few remaining private aerostructure businesses of scale.

“Our engineering prowess, vertical integration, and state-of-the-art capabilities enable us to provide significant cost advantages and support our customers throughout the product lifecycle,” Bentley says.