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Arlington Capital Partners teams with management to acquire MB Aerospace

Private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners has acquired MB Aerospace in partnership with the company’s management team.

Headquartered in Motherwell, UK, MB Aerospace is a provider of highly engineered components for the commercial and military aero-engine and industrial gas turbine markets.
MB Aerospace manufactures complex rings, casings and other engine components for a large and diversified portfolio of aero engine and industrial gas turbine platforms. The company’s blue-chip customer base includes large OEM’s such as Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, General Electric, Boeing, United Technologies, GKN, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Volvo Aerospace.
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Craig Gallagher and the rest of MB Aerospace’s world-class management team,” says Peter Manos, a managing partner at Arlington. “This acquisition creates a global platform with a unique focus on providing manufacturing, engineering and supply chain management services for mature and legacy aero-engine platforms, and we believe the company’s strong growth prospects will be further enhanced with significant acquisitions.”
Craig Gallagher, chief executive of MB Aerospace, says: “Our partnership with Arlington represents a superb fit with our vision of creating a truly world-class aerospace business focused on aero-engine components. Arlington’s global track record in the aerospace and defence sectors will be invaluable as we seek to expand further both organically and through acquisitions. We look forward to leveraging Arlington’s extensive experience and relationships.”

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