DC Capital Partners Purchases uAvionix


uAvionix announced on Wednesday that it has been acquired by investment firm DC Capital Partners (DCCP). According to uAvionix, the move will provide the company with “the means to impact the broader aerospace and defense markets.” The company emphasized that it remains committed to its customers, products and strategies in the general aviation and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/drone) sectors.

“DCCP share our passion for connecting everything that flies, especially our current general aviation and UAS avionics products,” said uAvionix CEO Paul Beard. “DCCP’s experience in maturing young companies will help us to improve our internal operations, allowing us to expand our solutions to existing, adjacent and defense markets, while enabling us to scale globally.”

uAvionix was founded in 2015 and introduced its skyBeacon ADS-B Out solution in July 2017. The company focuses on offering low SWaP (size, weight and power) TSO-certified and uncertified avionics for general aviation, UAS and airport surface vehicles. DCCP is a Virginia-based private equity investment firm with over 60 acquisitions and $1 billion in total investments.

Kate O'Connor
Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Other AVwebflash Articles


  1. Being purchased by an investment capital firm is usually the death knell for an aviation business. Investment capital firms only have one interest – to make as much money as possible. They don’t care about aviation. I hope that doesn’t happen to uAvionix. It seems to be a good company that makes good products that are very relevant to modern GA aviation needs.

  2. Natural part of the life-cycle. Mr. Potato head phase…accumulate other capabilities and sell resulting to big name for large $$. Those with a piece of the action do well, worker-bees see “efficiencies” resulting in loss of job or pay/benefits/opportunities for those that remain…but they do get to read all sorts of new inspirational corporate communications!

  3. Sure glad I got my TailBeacon when I did, because I don’t see this ending well for the current company either. Would not surprise me in the least if the investment capital group sells uAvionix to Garmin in 6 – 12 months, allowing Garmin to finally accomplish what their frivolous lawsuit couldn’t.