AE Industrial Partners LP, a U.S.-based private equity firm focused on aerospace, defense and government services, space, power and utility services, has made an investment in York Space Systems, a provider of satellites, satellite components and mission operations.

Headquartered in Denver, Colo., York manufactures and architects low Earth orbit (LEO), geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO) and cislunar spacecraft services for the satellite market. The company’s products are designed looking to balance scalability, manufacturability and efficiency to meet the demand for customers’ small satellite constellations.

“With significant momentum from multiple marquee national security LEO constellation wins, York now has the ability to manufacture satellites at mass production level scale, which is transformative to the commercial space industry,” says Kirk Konert, partner at AEI.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor and Ernst & Young as financial advisor to AEI. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP acted as legal advisor and Jefferies LLC as financial advisor to York.