Heads Up Technologies (HUT), which specialises in proprietary lighting, cockpit and cabin electronics, has acquired Alto Aviation. Based in Sterling, Massachusetts, Alto designs and manufactures OEM and aftermarket audio and cabin management systems for aviation. HUT is backed by JLL Partners, a New York-based private equity firm.
“This acquisition marks the next exciting chapter in our journey,” said Don Hamilton, president and CEO at Alto. “The partnership with Heads Up Technologies allows us to continue providing customers with high-quality, innovative products and makes for an exciting combination of solutions. With the support of HUT, we look forward to a future of ground-breaking innovations and setting new industry standards.”
“We are thrilled to welcome the Alto team to Heads Up Technologies,” said Renée Rump, CEO of Heads Up Technologies. “The combined product offering will allow us to better serve the critical needs of OEMs and operators across the aviation industry. Alto’s premium audio and cabin management products complement our portfolio of innovative solutions and expand our growing presence in the aftermarket products.”
“We are proud of the transformation Heads Up has undergone over the past four years of our partnership,” said Kevin Hammond, managing partner at JLL Partners. “We believe Alto has set itself apart as both a premier service provider and a leader in the aviation audio systems market. We are excited for the next phase of growth for the Heads Up Technologies team.”