KO client Adaptive Energy Acquired by Edge Autonomy

KO Client Adaptive Energy, a globally recognized designer and manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), has been acquired by unmanned and autonomous technology leader Edge Autonomy.

The KO team, led by partner Jon Taylor, attorney Matt Burns, and attorney Michael Wysolmerski, represented Adaptive Energy in the deal.

Adaptive Energy is the leading provider of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) for low-watt power globally, with more than two decades of fuel cell manufacturing experience and nearly 2,000 SOFC systems deployed worldwide. Used in military, infrastructure and transportation end-markets, Adaptive Energy’s innovative solutions serve U.S. federal agencies and commercial customers alike. In addition, Adaptive Energy’s lightweight, energy dense SOFC have been integrated as critical technology in Edge Autonomy’s UAV platforms for more than 10 years.

Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Adaptive Energy’s proprietary technology is based on 12 active patents that were developed by some of the world’s foremost authorities in microtubular solid oxide fuel cell technology. Adaptive Energy CEO Michael Edison and chief engineer Tom Westrich, Ph.D., will remain with the company.

“Having used Adaptive Energy’s SOFCs for years, we know first-hand the value the team will bring to Edge Autonomy and our customers,” said John Purvis, CEO of Edge Autonomy. “Adaptive Energy has done an impressive job investing in R&D, and we plan to leverage the Company’s technology and research as we look to find new ways to further extend the duration and improve the performance of our autonomous systems. I look forward to working with the Adaptive Energy team as we continue to innovate together.”

Edge Autonomy brings a diverse ecosystem of unmanned platforms, EO/IR camera payloads and global reach with manufacturing and flight test facilities that service customers with innovation, speed and agility. With a talent pool that includes some of the world’s top unmanned systems engineers and payload sensor experts, Edge Autonomy is well positioned to support customers’ Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations in innovative and cost-effective ways.

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