Arlington buys Cadence Aerospace

Arlington Capital Partners has acquired Anaheim, California-based Cadence Aerospace, a maker of aerospace components. No financial terms were disclosed. Lazard served as financial adviser to Cadence on the deal.


WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arlington Capital Partners (“Arlington”), a Washington, DC-area private equity firm, today announced the acquisition of Cadence Aerospace (“Cadence” or the “Company”). Based in Anaheim, CA, Cadence offers a product portfolio of highly complex aerospace components and assemblies with unique expertise in difficult-to-machine geometries, hard metal alloys, and very large aerostructures. The Company has a broad footprint across six centers of excellence throughout the US and Mexico that allows it to support the mission-critical needs of its blue-chip customer base.

Peter Manos, a Managing Partner at Arlington Capital, said “Cadence’s robust set of manufacturing capabilities, customer relationships and favorable exposure to key growth platforms collectively present a compelling investment opportunity. Cadence stands to benefit from supply chain consolidation given its unique scale and capabilities as customers look to larger, more established industry players to drive manufacturing efficiencies, quality, and design innovation.”

Ron Case, CEO of Cadence, said, “We are excited to partner with Arlington, a private equity firm with a successful history in the aerospace sector, to capitalize on the multitude of opportunities available to the Company in our current end markets. Through a growth strategy that includes both organic capital investments and acquisitions, we are focused on creating value for our customers and employees alike.”

Bilal Noor, a Vice President at Arlington Capital said, “Cadence’s leadership in the manufacturing and assembly of mission critical, complex, and differentiated aerospace components provides the Company with enduring competitive advantages. We look forward to supporting the Company as it continues to expand its already robust capability set, footprint, and product offering.”
Lazard served as exclusive financial advisor to Cadence.

About Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, D.C.-area private equity firm that has managed $2.2 billion of committed capital via four investment funds, including Arlington’s fourth and most recent $700 million fund. Arlington is focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries, including: aerospace/defense, government services and technology, healthcare, and business services and software. The firm’s professionals and network have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enable Arlington to be a value-added investor. Arlington invests in companies in partnership with high quality management teams that are motivated to establish and/or advance their Company’s position as leading competitors in their field.

About Cadence Aerospace
Cadence Aerospace is an aerospace and defense group headquartered in Anaheim, CA, committed to active engagement, aligned manufacturing and sourcing strategies, and the provision of industry-leading capabilities. Cadence supplies components, subassemblies and assemblies to the world’s leading manufacturers of aircraft, aerostructures, aeroequipment, engine, and other commercial aerospace and defense platforms.