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Investment Interest in Aerospace

MCM Capital Partners is seeking companies manufacturing and distributing product and components serving the aerospace markets.

Seeking Companies with these Characteristics Serving Aerospace

  • Sales $15-$50 million and/or EBITDA $2-$8 million
  • Gross Margins: Manufacturers +30% or Value-Added Distributors +20%
  • Industry Certifications are attractive: AS9100 and/or ITAR
  • Low-volume, high-mix runs maintaining tight tolerance parts and high precision
  • Companies serving corrosive, harsh, and/or critical environments
  • Companies providing engineered and value-added solutions

MCM’s Aerospace Experience

  • Andover Corporation, andovercorp.com, acquired in 2018, is a manufacturer of highly engineered, custom components and filters utilizing thin film optical coatings serving Aerospace and Defense, among other markets. 

 

  • Performance Plastics, performanceplastics.com, acquired in 2015, is a niche, technical custom injection molder utilizing high performance plastics manufacturing tight tolerance and high precision parts. It serves the Military & Defense, Aerospace, Medical, Industrial and Energy markets.

 

  • RMB Products, rmbproducts.com, acquired in 2010, is a rotational molder and laser sinterer of engineered products for niche applications serving Aerospace, Biopharma, Semiconductor, and Chemical Processing.

 

  • Dexmet, dexmet.com, divested in 2011, manufactures precision expanded metals, foils and thermoplastics acting as lightning strike protection material for the Aerospace and Defense markets.

 

  • MCM Senior Operating Partner, Mr. Harry Shimp, a degreed mechanical engineer, has operated several companies primarily serving Aerospace and Defense markets throughout his career.

 

  • MCM Founder and Senior Managing Partner, Mr. Mark Mansour, has evaluated hundreds of aerospace related companies and served on the boards of Performance Plastics, RMB Products, and Dexmet.

 

  • MCM Professionals attend industry tradeshows where Aerospace is a dominant end market

 

Favorable Aerospace Industry Trends

  • Expanded US and International Defense budgets will drive future growth
  • Commercial aircraft orders have experienced record levels in the last decade and show no signs of slowing down
  • Vertical take-off, electric propulsion, unmanned drones, digitization and the focus on autonomy are all growing markets attracting non-traditional aerospace competitors
  • Significant barriers to entry exist due to high industry regulations
  • Companies with a greater breadth of services and vertically integrated will benefit from OEM’s reducing their supplier base
  • The industry is fragmented with many relatively small manufacturers allowing for a “buy and build” investment strategy