M&A Deal Summary

TransDigm Group Acquires KAPCO

On March 15, 2018, TransDigm Group acquired aerospace company KAPCO from Esterline Technologies for 50M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is TransDigm Group’s 14th transaction in the Aerospace sector.
  • This is TransDigm Group’s 16th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is TransDigm Group’s 18th transaction in the United States.
  • This is TransDigm Group’s 3rd transaction in California.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2018-03-15
Target KAPCO
Sector Aerospace
Buyer(s) TransDigm Group
Sellers(s) Esterline Technologies
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 50M USD

Target

KAPCO

Brea, California, United States
website
Kirkhill Aircraft Parts Co. is a manufacturer and distributor of machined products and assemblies, electrical connectors and components, seals clamps, and couplings. Kirkhill Aircraft Parts was founded in 1972 and is based in Brea, California.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

TransDigm Group

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1993
Sector Aerospace
Employees14,200
Revenue 5.1B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION

TransDigm Group is a designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components for use on nearly all commercial and military aircraft platforms. TransDigm's major product lines include pumps, ignition system components, mechanical controls and actuators, engineered connectors, NiCad batteries and chargers, lavatory components and overhead bin latches. TransDigm Group was established in 1983 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 23 of 28
Sector (Aerospace) 14 of 18
Type (Divestiture) 10 of 10
State (California) 3 of 3
Country (United States) 18 of 21
Year (2018) 1 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 16 of 19
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-01-01 SCHROTH

Arnsberg, Germany

SCHROTH is a manufacturer of safety products for tuning, racing, aviation, and military applications. SCHROTH specializes in technical restraint systems, passenger lap belts for all major commercial aircraft, structural airbags for Airbus and Boeing platforms, and cockpit security components for the Airbus A350 and A380 platforms. SCHROTH was established in 1946 and is based in Arnsberg, Germany.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-03-19 Extant Components Group Holdings

Melbourne, Florida, United States

Extant Components Group Holdings, Inc. is an aerospace company specializing in the engineering, manufacturing, supply, repair and overhaul of aftermarket components utilized on military and commercial aircraft. Extant Components was founded in 2010 and is based in Melbourne, Florida.

Buy $525M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Esterline Technologies

Bellevue, Washington, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1967
Sector Aerospace
Employees13,290
Revenue 2.0B USD (2017)
DESCRIPTION

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.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 5
Sector (Aerospace) 3 of 3
Type (Divestiture) 5 of 5
State (California) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 5 of 5
Year (2018) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-03-29 BVR Technologies

Bellevue, Washington, United States

BVR Technologies Co. is a designer and manufacturer of gear trains, sensors, and electronic packages for its actuators and servos, as well as the SVO-5000 autopilot actuator that is a component of Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion* integrated avionics system.

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