Reasons for the acquisition
The acquisition of Chess is in line with Cohort’s
stated strategy to accelerate its growth by
making targeted acquisitions. Chess operates
in a complementary market and technology
space, has clear and sustainable competitive
advantage and sees strong growth prospects.
Cohort believes that the acquisition of Chess
will provide the addition of specialist products
and technologies in the areas of electro-optics,
tracking and fire control, with market leading
positions in high growth markets, as well as a
first foothold for the Group in US defence.
For more information, go to www.cohortplc.com
or visit them at stand S6-220 at DSEI 2019.
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Headquartered in Horsham, with additional
facilities in Plymouth and Wokingham, Chess
provides complete design, development, and
manufacturing services for both standard
products and bespoke engineered solutions.
As well as its military sales, Chess also
works with commercial customers to help
protect civil and commercial infrastructure.
Their integrated systems are built from a
suite of core technical capabilities centred on
electro-optics, stabilised platforms, digital
video tracking and analytics, and fire control
system (FCS) software.
Chief Executive Officer, Cohort