In November 2019, Arlington Capital Partners ("Arlington Capital"), a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Doncasters Group’s ("Doncasters") Blaenavon forging business ("Blaenavon" or the "Company").
The Company, located in Blaenavon, South Wales, is a specialist manufacturer of high-precision forgings to the global aerospace and defense sector. The operation offers one-stop-shop production capabilities focused on rolled rings, casings and closed die forgings in nickel, cobalt and titanium alloys and stainless steels, with complementary services including machining, heat treating, engineering, chemical processing, testing and inspection.
Duff & Phelps' Aerospace, Defense and Government (ADG) Services M&A practice served as the exclusive M&A buy-side and financing advisor to Arlington Capital in connection with the transaction.
Dafydd Evans, Managing Director at Duff & Phelps, said: "We are delighted to have advised Arlington Capital on this complex carve-out transaction from Doncasters. The business is an independent aerospace forger of scale with strategic importance, operating from a best-in-class facility with significant forward potential. This transaction highlights our strength as one of the leading M&A and debt advisors within the aerospace and defense sector and showcases our expertise in executing cross-border transactions for global clients.
Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital is a Washington, DC-based private equity firm that is currently investing out of Arlington Capital Partners V, L.P., a $1.7 billion fund. The firm has managed approximately $4.0 billion of committed capital via five investment funds. Arlington Capital is focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries including aerospace and defense, government services and technology, healthcare, and business services and software. The firm’s professionals and network have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enable Arlington Capital to be a value-added investor. Arlington Capital invests in companies in partnership with high quality management teams that are motivated to establish and/or advance their company’s position as leading competitors in their field.
Doncasters is a leading international manufacturer of high-precision alloy components which are designed to operate in the most demanding conditions. With over two centuries of experience, this fast-moving group is constantly developing its broad range of products and processes to best serve the aerospace, industrial gas turbine, specialist automotive and petrochemical markets. Core areas of expertise include new product development, precision casting, forging, fabrication, machining, superalloy production and the supply and manufacture of automotive stud welding equipment.
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