Gardner Aerospace is an award-winning leading Tier-1 supplier of detailed parts and added-value services to the global aerospace industry.
Headquartered in Derby, UK, Gardner operates from 10 manufacturing facilities across the UK, France, Poland and India. In the year ended 31 August 2016, the business reported turnover and EBITDA from continuing operations of £132 million and £24 million respectively.
It employs over 1,400 people and counts among its customers some of the biggest names in aerospace, including Airbus and Rolls-Royce.
Better Capital invested in February 2010 after Gardner failed to secure new investment to fund on-going losses. Under Better Capital's ownership, Gardner received injections totalling £41 million, most of which has gone into funding bolt-on acquisitions and capital projects. Since 2010 it has grown revenue by 152% and EBITDA by 615%.
Gardner was sold to Ligeance Investments, a subsidiary of Chinese aerospace and mining group Shaanxi Ligeance Mineral Resources.
Winner - BVCA National Management Team Awards 2017
WINNER - BVCA MANAGEMENT TEAM AWARDS 2017
Better Capital: 2010 – 2017