M&A Deal Summary

Sekisui Chemical Acquires AIM Aerospace

On June 17, 2019, Sekisui Chemical acquired aerospace company AIM Aerospace from Liberty Hall Capital Partners and Farol Asset Management for 510M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Sekisui Chemical’s 1st transaction in the Aerospace sector.
  • This is Sekisui Chemical’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Sekisui Chemical’s 2nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Sekisui Chemical’s 1st transaction in Washington.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2019-06-17
Target AIM Aerospace
Sector Aerospace
Buyer(s) Sekisui Chemical
Sellers(s) Liberty Hall Capital Partners
Farol Asset Management
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 510M USD

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) 1

Buyer

Sekisui Chemical

Osaka, Japan

website


Category Company
Founded 1947
Sector Chemicals
Employees26,419
Revenue 1,157.9B JPY (2022)
DESCRIPTION

Sekisui Chemical Co. is a provider of high-performance materials that take customer products even further. Sekisui Chemical was founded in 1947 and is based in Osaka, Japan.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 6
Sector (Aerospace) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 3 of 3
State (Washington) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 2
Year (2019) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-04-25 Polymatech Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Polymatech Japan Co. Ltd. is a manufacturer of polymer parts with a specialty in polymer material compounding. Polymatech serves customers in different industries including automotive and consumer electronics.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2022-09-12 XenoTech

Kansas, Kansas, United States

XenoTech is a specialty global Contract Research Organization (CRO) specializing in ADME/DMPK/DDI testing of potential drug candidates. XenoTech is a provider of products for ADME-Tox in vitro models and contract research services. XenoTech is based in Kansas City.

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Seller(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 1 of 4
Sector (Aerospace) 1 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
State (Washington) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 1 of 3
Year (2019) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-03-04 Onboard Systems International

Vancouver, Washington, United States

Onboard Systems International is a provider of external cargo handling equipment for airframe manufacturers, military forces, and commercial helicopter operators around the world. Onboard Systems International was founded in 1975 and is based in Vancouver, Washington.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-01-14 Aircraft Performance Group

Castle Rock, Colorado, United States

Aircraft Performance Group is a provider of proprietary flight operations software solutions into the aftermarket of the aerospace industry. APG operates a software as a service business model focused on the corporate and business aviation segment of the aerospace industry. APG has recently integrated its market-leading aircraft performance software solutions, including runway analysis and weight and balance services, with flight planning services into a new software offering and mobile app, iPreFlight GenesisTM. Aircraft Performance Group was founded in 1999 and is based in Castle Rock, Colorado.

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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 4 of 6
Sector (Aerospace) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 3
State (Washington) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 3 of 5
Year (2019) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-03-07 Transact

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Transact is a provider of campus engagement and payments solutions and a first-mover innovator in NFC mobile credentials, Transact enables institutions to identify and engage students, elevating the student experience through mission-critical transactions. Transact is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-08-12 Ritter Communications

Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

Ritter Communications is a regional provider of internet, phone, video services, and cloud solutions to business, residential and wholesale customers in the Mid-South region of the U.S.

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