Venture Aircraft, a supplier to the aerospace industry has acquired some of the assets of Swift-Cor Aerospace, including manufacturing facilities in Gardena, California and Wichita, Kansas. The combined entity will operate under the new name of Impresa Aerospace and includes a total of four facilities with three in California and one in Wichita. Venture Aircraft is a Graycliff Partners portfolio company.
Venture Aircraft, LLC, a leading supplier to the aerospace industry and a portfolio company of Graycliff Partners LP, today announced that the company has acquired certain assets of Swift-Cor Aerospace, Inc., including manufacturing facilities in Gardena, California and Wichita, Kansas. The combined entity will operate under the new name of Impresa Aerospace, LLC, and includes a total of four facilities with three in California and one in Wichita.
“We are pleased to announce the creation of Impresa Aerospace. The combination of Venture and Swift-Cor’s assets and services, coupled with the experience and expertise of our new management team, uniquely positions the company for a new and exciting phase of growth,” said Duke Punhong, Principal, Graycliff Partners. “In addition, the acquisition of Swift-Cor gives the Impresa team additional assets and capabilities to better service customers experiencingincreases in aircraft build rates.”
Jim Dauw, CEO of Impresa Aerospace described the acquisition: “The creation of Impresa was a ‘golden opportunity.’ The companies were similar in many ways, including the production lines, work ethic, work statements, and the customer base. When you consider the state of the industry, with demanding delivery schedules and increasingpressure on costs, building Impresa based on the strongest aspects of Venture and Swift-Cor just made sense.”
Impresa’s history as a supplier to the Tier 1 and Tier 2 aerospace industry dates back to 1973 (then operating as Venture). The company boasts major contracts with Boeing, Spirit Aerosystems, Sikorsky, Lockheed Martin and Gulfstream. Notable commercial programs include the Boeing 787, 777, 747, 737; Airbus A330 and A340; and Gulfstream G650. Impresa supports various defense-related programs, including Boeing’s Apache Helicopter, C-17 and F-18; Sikorky’s Black Hawk helicopter, and the Lockheed Martin C130.
About Graycliff Partners LP
Graycliff Partners is an independent investment firm focusing on middle market private equity, mezzanine and real estate investments in the United States and Latin America. Graycliff Partners LP, a Delaware limited partnership, is an SEC-registered investment advisor under the U.S. Investment Advisors Act of1940, as amended. Since 1991, the Graycliff Partners team, previously operating as HSBC Capital, has invested over $1 billion and completed in excess of 80transactions. With offices in New York and São Paulo, Graycliff Partners seeks to partner with companies led by strong, entrepreneurial management teams, providing capital for acquisitions, management buyouts, recapitalizations, growth and expansion. For more information about Graycliff Partners visit www.graycliffpartners.com.
About Impresa Aerospace LLC
Impresa Aerospace is a leading manufacturer in the aerospace industry that has served its customers for over 50 years with a comprehensive array of engineering, manufacturing, and assembly services. Impresa produces complex structures and components for virtually every aerospace platform – including commercial jets, regional and business aircraft, military aircraft and vehicles and civil/military helicopters. Impresa provides OEMs worldwide with high quality, low cost precision CNC machined and sheet metal parts and assemblies, delivered on-time to ensure that its customers remain profitable and competitive in the demanding aerospace market. For more information about Impresa Aerospace visit www.impresaaerospace.com.