Ardent Concepts, Inc. Case Study

Ardent Concepts transaction
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The Company

Founded in 2003, Ardent Concepts, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of proprietary, high frequency, solderless interface products that enable the next generation of signal critical applications. Ardent generates 100% of its revenue from over 20 patents that surround its core technology: the smallest, fastest, most electrically efficient compression mount connector technology in the world.

The Challenge

Ardent had developed and patented a multi-coaxial connector technology that enabled customers to significantly enhance the signal speed and which was unmatched in the industry by any other competitor. Gordon Vinther, the Founder / CEO, was intently focused on finding a partner that could accelerate the proliferation of his proprietary technology across the globe with an international sales presence. Furthermore, Gordon was focused on maintaining an entrepreneurial work-environment and growing the collaboration that happened with his team of 40 employees in Hampton, New Hampshire. 

The Solution

Peloton created a competitive process with large multi-national European-based and American-based strategic investors, well capitalized private equity-owned platform companies and intelligent private equity firms. Ultimately, Ardent selected Amphenol Corporation, one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable.

In Amphenol, Ardent was able to capitalize on one of the largest interconnect sales forces, technology professionals that lead the industry in their creative solutions and an operating style that results in independent brands / operations of over 100 operating businesses, allowing Ardent to maintain its culture and workforce out of Hampton, New Hampshire. 

It was very important for us to find a partner that believes Ardent’s interface is the highest frequency compression interface technology and could support Ardent with a global sales & marketing organization and vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities. Amphenol is the perfect home for Ardent’s technology and our amazing engineers and employees.

Gordan Vinther, Founder, President & Chief Technology Officer of Ardent Concepts

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