Aerostar Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Aerostar Capital’s most common sectors for investment are aerospace (50%) and defense (50%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (100%). In total, Aerostar Capital has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Firth Rixson for $1.5B.

In the last 3 years, Aerostar Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). Aerostar Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Firth Rixson for $2.9B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Aerostar Capital LLC

590 Sandhill Crane Road, Box 1270,
Wilson, Wyoming 83014
United States
(310) 699-9936
www.aerostarcapital.com
bob4aerostar@gmail.com

Aerostar Capital is a specialist private investment firm focused on companies that sell products and services to commercial aviation, defense, government and satellite entities. Prospective businesses typically have revenues greater than $100 million, as well as 'good cash flow, solid relations with a diverse set of global customers, a clearly focused and competitively sustainable growth strategy, and a strong and committed management team'. Non-core divestitures are of particular interest. The Firm's investment horizon is generally 3 to 7 years. Aerostar Capital was formed in 1997 and is based in Wilson, Wyoming.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Defense, Distribution, Metals/Mining

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 100 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $1.8B $1.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - - 1 - 3
vol $2.9B $1.9B $4.8B
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. 2019-08-09 1.9B USD Merger
Valencia, California · www.wescoair.com
Firth Rixson Ltd. 2014-11-20 2.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Sheffield, United Kingdom · www.firthrixson.com
HDT Global, Inc. 2014-09-16 - Secondary Buyout
Solon, Ohio · www.hdtglobal.com
Firth Rixson Ltd. 2007-11-10 1.5B GBP Secondary Buyout
Sheffield, United Kingdom · www.firthrixson.com
HDT Global, Inc. 2007-08-22 335M USD Secondary Buyout
Solon, Ohio · www.hdtglobal.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Aerospace - - 1 (50%) 1.5B (81%)
Defense - - 1 (50%) 335M (19%)
Total - - 2 $1.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom - - 1 (50%) 1.5B (81%)
United States - - 1 (50%) 335M (19%)
  Ohio - - 1 (50%) 335M (19%)
Domestic - - 1 (50%) 335M (19%)
Cross-border - - 1 (50%) 1.5B (81%)
Total - - 2 $1.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (100%) 1.8B (100%)
Total - - 2 $1.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) 2.9B (60%)
Merger 1 (33%) 1.9B (40%)
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $4.8B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
$100M to $1B 1 $335M
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest Firth Rixson Ltd.
$1.5B (2007-11-10)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $4.8B
TOTAL $4.8B
Largest Firth Rixson Ltd.
$2.9B (2014-11-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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