Aerospace  – A successful transformation, bringing excellent return on investment

​Background

 

An award-winning leading Tier-1 supplier of detailed parts and added-value services to the global aerospace industry. In 2010, having failed to secure new investment to fund on-going losses, the business was acquired by a Private Equity. Following its, we were engaged on a numbers of projects, maintaining a close relationship with the leadership until its successful exit in 2017.

What We Did

  • Our first assignment was the formulation of a operation strategy, comprising of an strategic Make v Buy  and the identification of opportunities to enhance the capability and competitiveness of the business

  • Working capital optimisation, including inventory.

  • Formulation of strategy to create Low Cost Sourcing capability in India

  • Support the integration of UK based acquisition

  • Post acquisition Due Diligence and integration support of an European multisite business

Results

 

  • Successful exit after 7 years of continuous growth and profitability

  • The business received injections totalling £41 million, most of which went into funding bolt-on acquisitions and capital projects. The business was acquired by an strategic buyer for over £320 millions.

  • Growth in revenue of 152% and in EBITDA of 615%, in 6 years.

  • Established itself as a preferred supplier to Airbus

Engineering Plans

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