U.S. private equity firm MidOcean Partners has agreed to sell Noranco Inc, a Canadian manufacturer and solutions provider to the global commercial and military aerospace industries, to Precision Castparts Corp (NYSE: PCP). The deal’s value was not disclosed, however, Precision said it has agreed to pay US$560 million. MidOcean and Canadian pension fund manager PSP Investments jointly bought the Toronto-based Noranco in April 2013. PSP Investments has also agreed to sell its investment stake in the company, Precision said. During the past two years of private equity ownership, Noranco has been supported in driving growth and completing two acquisitions, MidOcean said.
MidOcean Partners Announces Agreement to Sell Noranco Inc.
Completes Two Year Growth Plan with Aerospace Platform
NEW YORK, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — MidOcean Partners (“MidOcean”), a leading mid market private equity firm, announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell Noranco Inc. to Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE: PCP). 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.
The Company, with operations in Canada, the United States and Mexico, focuses solely on the aerospace industry, covering commercial/regional jet, business jet and military/rotorcraft markets. The Company’s key customers include Honeywell, United Technologies, Bombardier, Safran, Spirit AeroSystems and Boeing. Through its key customers, the Company supports high growth OEM platforms for Boeing, Airbus, and Bombardier, including the B737, B787, B777, A350, A320, and Global Express. Noranco sells its products under long term contracts and is a sole source supplier for most of its revenues.
MidOcean acquired the company in April 2013 jointly with PSP Investments, and paired its operating resources in the aerospace sector with the Company’s management team to drive revenue growth and complete two accretive acquisitions.
“We are very pleased with this outcome,” commented Ted Virtue, MidOcean’s CEO, “which reflects the successful completion of MidOcean’s strategy to leverage our operating resources to drive growth and operating efficiency. Noranco has been a terrific platform to consolidate the highly fragmented aerospace sector and we are proud of the job the Noranco management team and our operating resources have done.”
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.
About MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners is a premier private equity firm headquartered in New York focused on the middle market. MidOcean is committed to investing in high quality companies with stable market positions and multiple opportunities for growth. Targeted sectors include consumer and business and media services. MidOcean utilizes a broad foundation of expertise in its focus industries to create value for its investors and partners. For more information, visit www.midoceanpartners.com.
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