Wednesday, July 26, 2023

True Velocity, Based in Garland, Purchases Suppressor Tech Company Ahead of Its Anticipated Public Listing

Delta P Design's American-made rifle suppressors reduce flash and sound and work with machine guns. The company has been acquired by Garland-based ammunition maker True Velocity.(Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp)

Garland's ammunition manufacturer, True Velocity, is aiming for an anticipated initial public offering (IPO) later this year, which is bolstered by its recent acquisition, enhancing its portfolio of domestically produced, advanced technology, and futuristic weapons.

The company, which was last appraised at more than $1 billion, has recently acquired Delta P Design, a suppressor technology firm based in Springfield, Oregon. The acquisition took place on a cash- and debt-free basis, and Delta P Design will continue its operations under the TV Ammo umbrella, the parent company of True Velocity and LoneStar Future Weapons.

In 2010, True Velocity was established with a focus on developing lightweight polymer-cased ammunition casings as an alternative to traditional brass. The company has since expanded through the acquisition of LoneStar Future Weapons and its bid for a multibillion-dollar contract with the U.S. Army.

In the previous year, True Velocity struck a merger deal with Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp., a SPAC listed on Nasdaq. This merger is anticipated to take True Velocity public later this year. Prior to this merger, the company partnered with Bass Pro Shops to market its ammunition in 127 stores nationwide, initiating a subscription service for hunting and recreational shooting enthusiasts.

According to Craig Etchegoyen, President of True Velocity and Chairman of LoneStar Future Weapons, acquiring Delta P Design equips them with advanced technology to mitigate flash and noise from machine guns and other rifles reliably. 

True Velocity plans to further refine this technology by integrating it with recoil control technology and weapon system designs such as the forthcoming .338 Norma Lightweight Medium Machine Gun. The said machine gun is a product of 12 years of design and development by General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems, whose technology was licensed by Lone Star Future Weapons in 2021, prior to its acquisition by True Velocity.

With more than 100 employees at its 66,000-square-foot facility, True Velocity's SPAC deal is expected to finalize in the latter half of 2023. Upon completion, Breeze Holdings will be rebranded as True Velocity Inc. and will be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

True Velocity's executive vice president of corporate communications, Pat Hogan, revealed that there is no definitive timeline for the company's public listing.

"We're determined to continue our growth and development as a company," stated Hogan. "I believe we have the capacity to reshape the entire ammunition and weapons industry through the advancements we're pioneering."

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