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MB Aerospace

MB Aerospace is an international group headquartered in Motherwell which provides complex engineering solutions to some of the key names in the aerospace and defence market.

The company provides an in-depth knowledge of critical manufacturing technologies and the global supply chain management to support complex aero-engine component manufacture and repair.

With facilities in the UK, the US and Poland, MB Aerospace’s key customers include Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, General Electric, Boeing, United Technologies Aerospace Systems, and the US Department of Defense.

Blackstone acquired the group in December 2015 from Arlington Capital Partners, which first invested in the business in 2013 in a secondary buyout from LDC. LDC backed a management buyout in 2007 and also reinvested alongside Arlington following the sale.

Under private equity ownership the business has become one of the largest independent aero-engine component manufacturers in the world. It has undergone significant growth, both organic and through multiple acquisitions, and today employs around 1,000 worldwide and generating significant revenue.

MB-Aerospace

Private equity impact

  • LDC BACKED THE INITIAL MANAGEMENT BUYOUT OF SEVERAL BUSINESSES FROM SCOTTISH MANUFACTURE MOTHERWELL BRIDGE

  • SIGNIFICANT ACQUISITION STRATEGY BOTH IN THE UK AND INTERNATIONALLY, INCLUDING TWO NEW BUSINESSES ADDED IN EARLY 2016, ONE IN THE UK AND ANOTHER IN POLAND

  • GLOBAL EXPANSION TO THE US, EUROPE AND ASIA AND INCREASED PRESENCE IN UK

  • AROUND 1,700 EMPLOYEES WORLDWIDE, UP FROM 550 IN 2013

Achievements

WINNER - BVCA MANAGEMENT TEAM AWARDS 2016

  • LARGE COMPANY TEAM OF THE YEAR - SCOTLAND



Location
Motherwell

Backers 
LDC: 2007 - 2013
Arlington Capital Partners: 2014 - 2015
Blackstone: 2015 - present