MidOcean Partners has sold Noranco Inc to Precision Castparts Corp. According to a source familiar with the deal, the sale was for $560 million, at 2.2 return and an IRR of about 40 percent. Lazard advised Noranco on the transaction. Toronto-based Noranco is a maker of machined components and assemblies for the international commercial and military aerospace sectors.
NEW YORK, November 2, 2015 – MidOcean Partners (“MidOcean”), a leading mid-market private equity firm, has completed the sale of Noranco Inc. to Precision Castparts Corp on October 30, 2015. Noranco is a leading supplier of complex machined components and assemblies for mission-critical landing gear, aerostructures, and aero engine applications to the aerospace industry.
MidOcean acquired the company in April, 2013 with co-investors, and paired its operating resources in the aerospace sector with the Company’s management team to drive revenue growth and complete two accretive acquisitions.
“Our successful investment in Noranco is a perfect example of MidOcean’s strategy to back strong management teams who leverage our operating resources to drive growth and operating efficiency,” commented Ted Virtue, CEO of MidOcean. “Noranco has been a terrific platform to consolidate the highly fragmented aerospace sector and this is a great outcome for our investors.”
Lazard acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Noranco.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Noranco is a world class, integrated manufacturer and solutions provider to the international commercial and military aerospace sectors. Noranco provides complex machined and sheet metal components, assemblies, and kits for leading OEMs and Tier I suppliers in the landing gear, aero-structures, and aero engines markets. Its products portfolio is comprised of highly complex and difficult-to-manufacture work packages for flight critical applications. The Company has operations in both the U.S. and Canada. Additional information about Noranco is available at www.noranco.com.
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