Success Stories

Metro Aerospace

The first affiliate company founded by Catalyze Dallas in 2016, Metro Aerospace, holds the perpetual global license to manufacture and supply Microvanes, a technology invented and patented by Lockheed Martin. By partnering with Catalyze Dallas, Lockheed met their customer’s demand by greatly accelerating the speed-to-market for Microvanes while offloading the onerous and expensive task of obtaining FAA approval for the Microvanes onto Metro Aerospace.

  • In just under two years, Metro Aerospace has grown into an AS-9100D certified business, now supplying a variety of military and FAA approved commercial Microvanes to clients across four continents

  • In its first eight months, Metro Aerospace achieved first revenue, with sales growth of 274 percent between 2017 and 2018 and projected sales growth for 2019 at 370 percent

Using their proven turn-key commercialization methodology, Catalyze Dallas grew Metro Aerospace into a mature thriving business, taking innovative technology that was sidelined and rapidly proliferating it across multiple commercial markets.

  • Term Sheet

    Term Sheet
  • Definitive Agreement

    agreement
  • Seed Funding

    Seed Funding
  • CEO Hired

    CEO Hired
  • Product Availability Announced

    Product Availability Announced
  • First RFQ Response

    First RFQ Response
  • First Order (18 Sets)

    First Order (18 Sets)
  • First Installation

    First Installation
  • First Return of Capital for Investors / Equity Owners

    First Return of Capital for Investors / Equity Owners

Alpine Advanced Materials

Alpine Advanced Materials holds a perpetual exclusive global license for HX5, a class-leading thermoplastic nanocomposite developed by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® over eight years and $50 million in research and development. Alpine is the second affiliate company founded by Catalyze Dallas to commercialize Lockheed Martin intellectual property.
  • Utilizing its proven turn-key commercialization methodology, Catalyze assembled a world-class leadership team, built a robust custom parts design, engineering, and manufacturing capability and launched Alpine Advanced Materials all within an unprecedented 4 months of completing the transaction with Lockheed Martin

  • Following the launch of Alpine at the 2019 Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg Germany this April, Alpine was inundated with RFQ’s and is now actively engaged with multiple OEMs designing custom HX5 injection molded parts for aerospace interior seats, inflight entertainment systems, and galleys with the goal of removing 750kg of weight from commercial air carriers

  • Alpine will begin production on its first commercial aerospace parts within 7 months of licensing the technology

By partnering with Catalyze and leveraging its resources and access to growth capital, Lockheed Martin accelerated their intellectual property to commercial markets while simultaneously proliferating it across its own business units. Alpine is enabling markets outside of defense such as commercial aerospace, space, energy, and land transportation to benefit from innovative defense-oriented technology that traditionally would not see the light of day.

  • Definitive Agreement

    Definitive Agreement

    Alpine secures the exclusive global license for HX5, a class-leading thermoplastic nanocomposite developed by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®.

  • Alpine Advanced Materials is Launched

    alpine advanced materials logo

    Utilizing its proven turn-key commercialization methodology, Catalyze assembled a world-class leadership team, built a robust custom parts design, engineering, and manufacturing capability.

  • RFQ Response

    RFQ Response

    Following the launch of Alpine at the 2019 Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg Germany, Alpine was inundated with RFQ’s and actively engaged with multiple OEMs designing custom HX5 injection molded parts for aerospace interior seats, inflight entertainment systems, and galleys with the goal of removing 750kg of weight from commercial air carriers.

  • Production of Parts

    Production of Parts

    Alpine will begin production on its first commercial aerospace parts within 7 months of licensing the technology.

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