M&A Deal Summary

Liberty Hall Capital Partners and Farol Asset Management Acquire AIM Aerospace

On February 3, 2016, private equity firms Liberty Hall Capital Partners and Farol Asset Management acquired aerospace company AIM Aerospace for 220M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Liberty Hall Capital Partners’ 3rd and Farol Asset Management’s 1st transaction in the Aerospace sector.
  • This is Liberty Hall Capital Partners’ and Farol Asset Management’s 3rd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Liberty Hall Capital Partners’ 3rd and Farol Asset Management’s 7th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Liberty Hall Capital Partners’ 2nd and Farol Asset Management’s 1st transaction in Washington.
Investment Fate
  • AIM Aerospace was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2019 for 510M USD.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-02-03
Target AIM Aerospace
Sector Aerospace
Buyer(s) Liberty Hall Capital Partners
Farol Asset Management
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 220M USD
Advisor(s) Lincoln International (Financial)
Stephenson Harwood
Riddell Williams P.S. (Legal)

Target

AIM Aerospace

Renton, Washington, United States
website
AIM Aerospace, Inc. is a designer and producer of advanced composite structures, systems, engine components and thermoplastic technology for the global aerospace industry. AIM Aerospace, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in Renton, Washington.

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Buyer(S) 2

DESCRIPTION

Liberty Hall Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in and acquiring businesses operating in the aerospace sector. Specific areas of interest include aerospace suppliers, aircraft finance, service providers, and MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul) companies. Liberty Hall seeks to partner with entrepreneurs and management teams to identify and acquire leading businesses serving these segments. Liberty Hall Capital Partners was formed in 2011 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 9
Sector (Aerospace) 3 of 5
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 3 of 6
State (Washington) 2 of 3
Country (United States) 3 of 7
Year (2016) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-07-28 LaCroix Industries

Kent, Washington, United States

LaCroix Industries is a provider of complex metallic formed and machined parts and assemblies for the global aerospace industry. LaCroix Industries was founded in 1977 and is based in Kent, Washington.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-03-17 Bromford Group

Leicester, United Kingdom

Bromford Group is a provider of complex, close tolerance engine components, fabrications and assemblies for the global aerospace and power generation industries. Bromford Group is based in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Buy -
DESCRIPTION

Farol Asset Management is a private equity firm that looks to match institutional investors with direct investment opportunities. The Firm seeks to commit $5 to $30 million per transaction to support a variety of transaction situations and typically works with opportunities brought to it by private equity firms, fund-less sponsors, entrepreneurs and operating executives. Farol Asset Management was formed in 2011 and is headquartered in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 13
Sector (Aerospace) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 3 of 6
State (Washington) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 7 of 12
Year (2016) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-11-23 Cushnie et Ochs

New York, New York, United States

Cushnie et Ochs is a womens designer ready-to-wear company.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-01-11 Delphon

Hayward, California, United States

Delphon is a provider of materials and services for the shipping, processing and packaging of high-value semiconductor, medical, photonics, telecommunications and military markets. The Company’s material scientists and R&D engineers work collaboratively with their customers to develop customized materials. Delphon was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Hayward, California, and has additional manufacturing operations in Wilsonville, Oregon.

Sell -