CHICAGO – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that it represented Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) in its agreement to acquire the stock of Pacific Star Communications (PacStar®) for $400 million in cash. Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets.

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The Reed Smith deal team was led by Matthew J. Petersen, partner and Nicholas Gibson, associate, in the firm’s Chicago office and Ben Clark, associate, in Pittsburgh.

PacStar, a private company, is a leading provider of tactical communications systems and network communications software for battlefield network management. The acquired business will operate within Curtiss-Wright’s Defense segment and is expected to generate sales in excess of $120 million in 2020.

To view Curtiss-Wright’s press release on the transaction, visit