PMCF Announces Sale of Moeller Aerospace to AE Industrial Partners
Chicago, IL and Southfield, MI – July 2016 – P&M Corporate Finance, LLC (“PMCF”) is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Moeller Mfg. Company, LLC and its related entities (collectively referred to as the “Company” or “Moeller Aerospace”) in its sale to AE Industrial Partners, a private equity firm actively investing in the aerospace, power generation and specialty industrial markets.
Headquartered in Wixom, Michigan and founded over 60 years ago, Moeller Aerospace specializes in manufacturing precision-machined parts for the gas turbine aircraft and power generation industries. The Company is a leading global brand supplying all major aircraft engine platforms with hot- and cold-section parts using an array of difficult to machine alloys. Product examples include turbine blades, vanes, housings and manifolds. Moeller Aerospace also is a recognized industry leader for its proprietary Click-Loc™ and FlexThread™ products, including self-locking fluid fittings, fasteners and borescope plugs. The Company operates with over 500 employees across three manufacturing facilities.
David Moellering, a shareholder of Moeller Aerospace, remarked, “We are enthusiastic that our family business found a new home with AE Industrial Partners. It was evident from our very first interaction with their team they bring unique industry knowledge and professionalism to their portfolio companies, and that will not be any different with Moeller.” Mr. Moellering added, “Our management team, together with AE Industrial Partners, will serve as exceptional stewards of the Moeller brand and help continue, or even accelerate, the Company’s growth trajectory.”
PMCF was hired to serve as the Company’s exclusive investment banker and lead the sale process. Mr. Moellering noted, “I never realized the amount of work and complexity involved in a sale process. Now having gone through it, we couldn’t be happier that we selected PMCF to lead the transaction. Their transactional fortitude, industry knowledge, and ability to work well with the entire Moeller Aerospace team proved instrumental in a successful transaction outcome.”
The transaction closed on July 11, 2016.