Shackleton Equity Partners Acquires RTI Electronics, Inc

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RTI Electronics: Thermistors, Film Capacitors, Magnetics and Power Conditioners

RTI Electronics

RTI Electronics (RTIE), a leading provider of value-added and application specific passive electronic components, has been acquired by the private equity firm Shackleton Equity Partners. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

Founded in 1972, RTI Electronics is the established leader in designing and manufacturing custom high-end passive electronic components. Its three electronics divisions include thermistors, film capacitors, and magnetics. The Company also offers a wholesale line of power conditioners for high-fidelity audio applications. Its audio power conditioners are sold under the brand name Running Springs Audio. RTI Electronics’ thermistors are used for both in-rush current limiting (i.e., Surge-Gard) as well as temperature measurement and control (e.g. automotive, medical, telecomm, household appliances, and HVAC). Its capacitors are used to smooth and filter the output of power supplies; applications include industrial, high-power lighting and telecommunications. Its magnetic inductors and transformers are used in the lighting, biomedical, aerospace, industrial, military, and communications industries. RSA provides the #1 audio power supplies and cables for professional musicians and concert venues.

The acquisition of RTI Electronics by Shackleton is met with excitement by its customers and suppliers. “Shackleton’s commitment to investing in RTI’s product quality, R&D, sales and marketing, and customer service is exactly what our business needs,” said Jonathan Smith, who will be continuing with the business as its new CEO.

RTI Electronics’s current customers include companies such as Flextronics, B/E Aerospace, Philips, and Sager Electronics. “The success of RTI Electronics’ products with some of the best names in the electronics industry definitely attracted us to this acquisition,” said Mark Schelbert, Managing Partner of Shackleton Equity Partners. “RTI provides products that companies like Flextronics and B/E Aerospace trust in mission critical applications. That demonstrates the quality of the RTI components and team. We expect these wins will allow RTI to continue to draw interest from potential customers who wish to design-in highly functional components.”

RTI Electronics will continue to be located in Anaheim, CA and will honor the warranty and contracts of the existing customers and focus on enhancing customer support.

About RTI Electronics Technology Corporation (
RTI Electronics, founded in 1972, is a leading manufacturer of value-added and application specific passive electronic components including thermistors, film capacitors, magnetics, and power conditioning units. RTI Electronics offers its customers reliable, custom, and high-quality products, based on its nearly 40 years of experience, in-house design engineers and manufacturing professionals. RTI Electonics’ products are used in mission critical applications in temperature control, in-rush current limiting, power conditioning for audio and lighting.

About Shackleton Equity Partners (
Founded in 2008 and based in Los Angeles, Shackleton Equity Partners seeks to acquire businesses, or non-core divestitures, located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Shackleton looks at opportunities across all industries including software, hardware, IT, manufacturing, telecommunications, technology, media, and heavy equipment. Given the unique combination of operating, finance, and investing experience, Shackleton is able to quickly manage the investment process including due diligence, industry analysis, and operations.

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