Gooch & Housego PLC (“Gooch & Housego”) (AIM: GHH), the specialist manufacturer of photonic components and systems announces that it has sold substantially all of its subsidiary G&H Boston (formerly known as EM4, Inc.), a company specializing in the design and manufacture of photonic components and systems for the aerospace, defense, and space markets, to Luminar.

G&H Boston is a provider of complete photonic component and OEM module design & manufacturing solutions for demanding applications in harsh environments including space / satellite laser communications and directed energy.

Gooch & Housego ( is a photonics technology business headquartered in Ilminster, Somerset, UK with manufacturing sites in the UK and USA. A world leader in its field, the company researches, designs, engineers and manufactures advanced photonic systems, components and instrumentation for applications in the Aerospace & Defence, Industrial, Life Sciences and Scientific Research sectors. World leading design, development and manufacturing expertise is offered across a broad range of complementary technologies.

EC M&A acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Gooch & Housego on this transaction.