Esterline Technologies Acquisitions and Exits, 17 Deals Between 1972 and 2018
aerospace Company

Esterline Technologies has acquired 15 companies of its own. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Esterline Technologies’ largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Souriau SAS for $705M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Kirkhill Aircraft Parts to TransDigm Group for $50M. Esterline Technologies has acquired in 4 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include electronics (34%) and electrical equipment (17%).

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Esterline Technologies Corp.

500 108th Avenue North East, Suite 1500,
Bellevue, Washington 98004
United States,
(425) 453-9400

Esterline Technologies Corp. is a specialized manufacturing company serving principally aerospace and defense markets. Esterline management views the company’s businesses in three segments related to its set of core competencies: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
vol $1.8B $1.8B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 - - 1 1 - 5
vol $53M $50M $103M

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Largest Souriau SAS
$705M (2011-07-27)
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Largest Kirkhill Aircraft Parts Co.
$50M (2018-03-15)

Aerospace M&A - Last 3 Years

Esterline Technologies was acquired by TransDigm Group on October 10, 2018.

When analyzing the aerospace sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 73 aerospace companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 4 have acquired at least 5 companies.

The most prolific strategic aerospace acquirer over the past 3 years is TransDigm Group, with 4 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the aerospace sector over the past 3 years is Liberty Hall Capital Partners with 4 platform acquisitions.

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