- Aearo Technologies
- Investment year:2004
- Investment type:Buyout / recapitalization
- Exit Year(s):2006
- Headquarters:Indianapolis, Indiana
Aearo Technologies is a global leader in the personal protection equipment industry. The company manufactures and sells technologically advanced hearing protection devices, communication headsets, safety eyewear, face shields, respirators, fall protection equipment and hard hats. Through its specialty composites business, the company provides engineered system solutions using a wide array of proprietary materials to control excess noise, vibration, shock and thermal energy. Aearo’s products are sold in more than 70 countries. The company was sold to a financial sponsor in 2006. 3M later acquired Aearo to expand its personal protection offering to industrial, military, and construction customers.