Atego to acquire HighRely

Atego, the leading independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative development tools for engineering complex, mission- and safety-critical architectures, systems, software and hardware, has acquired HighRely, a leading provider of high reliability engineering solutions, services and tools for critical embedded product and systems development.

“The acquisition of HighRely is all about scale, growth and continuing to deliver on our Work-as-One SM strategy to enable engineers to easily meet the difficult challenges involved in designing complex, critical systems,” said James B. Gambrell, Chairman of Atego. “HighRely’s expertise in the aerospace and avionics markets adds considerable breadth and depth to our solutions and services for critical system design and development, reinforcing our position in the market and boosting our potential for growth. The unparalleled industry knowledge, expertise and ongoing commitment of HighRely’s employees will also add significantly to our global expansion plans. This acquisition is key for Atego and we plan to invest in the growth of the HighRely business, while continuing to service HighRely’s loyal customers”

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, HighRely has market-leading expertise specific to the aerospace and avionics, medical equipment, nuclear and transportation industries. The company provides engineering services and software solutions for critical systems design and development, covering the whole project lifecycle from application planning, specification and design through to build, testing, verification, certification and implementation.

As a market leader in DO-178B and DO-254 certification and training services, HighRely boasts North America’s largest Avionics Certification Center and fields more DO-178B and DO-254 Designated Engineering Representatives (DER’s) and avionics engineers than any other services company.

“Atego has an enviable reputation for providing robust products and services for complex, critical system and software development,” added Vance Hilderman, President of HighRely. “Our tools and services are the perfect complement to Atego’s highly successful, market-leading solutions portfolio and our skill-base will provide added impetus for growth in Atego’s key market segments.”

Under the terms of the agreement with HighRely, Atego is acquiring the company and all its assets, including service offerings, products and intellectual property. The acquisition will see all of HighRely’s employees, Phoenix headquarters and Avionics Certification Center, ongoing customer commitments and partner relationships integrated into Atego’s global business operations.

“Together, we are stronger,” concluded Hedley Apperly, Atego’s Vice-President of Product and Marketing. “The acquisition of HighRely significantly extends our footprint in the market, particularly in the USA. Atego’s strong presence and reputation in Europe will also leverage HighRely’s skills to grow local expertise for new, break-through safety-critical projects with customers in Europe. It considerably reinforces our capabilities in the aerospace and avionics market as well as expanding our presence in the transportation, medical equipment and nuclear industries. We are now able to offer customers proven, and market-leading, DO-178B and DO-254 avionics certification and training services, under the AtegoHighRely™ brand. We will also fold the HighRelyCheck™ and HighRelyTrace™ tools into Atego’s product portfolio.”

About High Rely

HighRely is a well-established and dedicated DO-178B/DO-254 engineering services company. Headquartered in Phoenix (Arizona, USA), HighRely’s engineers have worked on over 60% of all major commercial and military aircraft developed in the past decade. Complete avionics development outsourcing by the world’s most highly-skilled engineers, HighRely provides DO-178B/DO-254 solutions including DO-178B/254 Training, Gap Analysis, Strategic Guidance, Project Planning, Checklists, and software development. HighRely’s DO-178B/DO-254 services and products again lead the industry and help more companies achieve DO-178/254 efficiency. For more information visit:

About Atego:

Atego™ is a world leading software tools and professional services company, focused on helping organizations engineer complex, mission- and safety-critical systems and software. With today’s systems and software engineering projects continually growing in complexity, Atego’s collaborative development tools, robust runtime environments, certification know-how and supporting services enable abstraction, optimization and automation – dramatically increasing quality, security and productivity