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TransDigm aquire Nordisk Aviation Products and Telair

TransDigm announced a definitive agreement to purchase Nordisk and Telair from AAR CORP.


TransDigm to Acquire Telair Cargo Group

CLEVELAND, Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG) announced today a definitive agreement to purchase the Telair Cargo Group of businesses ("Telair"), a global leader in aerospace on-board cargo loading and handling, restraint systems and unit load devices from AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR), for a total purchase price of approximately $725 million in cash, subject to adjustment. TransDigm expects to finance the acquisition through existing cash on hand and possible use of its existing revolving credit facility.

Telair revenues are anticipated to be about $300 million with EBITDA margins approaching 20% for fiscal year ending May 2015. Over 80% of revenues are from the commercial aerospace market with the balance from the military aerospace market. Approximately 45% of revenues come from the aftermarket, primarily commercial transport and cargo aircraft. Approximately 95% of the revenues are from proprietary products with about 80% sold on a sole source basis. The business consists of three major operating units, Telair International GmbH ("Telair Europe"), Nordisk Aviation Products, AS ("Nordisk") and AAR Cargo Systems ("Telair US"). The business employs just over 600 employees in its various locations worldwide.

Telair Europe, the largest operating unit in Telair and headquartered in Miesbach, Germany, accounts for approximately 60% of the revenues and a higher percentage of the profits. Telair Europe is a market leader in the design, manufacture and support of complete on-board baggage and cargo loading and handling systems for wide-body and narrow-body aircraft worldwide. Since its inception, it has developed long-standing relationships with Airbus and Boeing, resulting in a substantial installed base of systems worldwide as well as positions on a broad range of new and existing aircraft. Major platforms include the A320 family, A330/A340, A350, B747-8 I/F, B737-6/7/8/900 and the CRJ 700/900/1000.

Nordisk, headquartered in Holmestrand, Norway, is the market leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of innovative and cost-effective unit load devices. Offering lower and main deck containers, special purpose pallets and platforms, Nordisk products are in service with nearly every airline or dedicated freight company.

Telair US, headquartered in Goldsboro, North Carolina, is also a supplier, designer and manufacturer of in-aircraft cargo loading systems and components for a variety of commercial and military platforms including passenger to freighter conversions. Major platforms include the A400M, B767F and XC-2, as well as A300 modifications.

"This is another sizable acquisition opportunity that meets our strategic, operational and value-creation criteria," stated W. Nicholas Howley, TransDigm's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We are pleased with the opportunity to acquire a business of this size that so closely meets our business model. Telair has built a leading worldwide positon in cargo handling equipment and related aftermarket. The products are primarily highly engineered and proprietary. The business has a significant and growing aftermarket. They have continually invested in new platforms and are positioned for growth as the commercial aerospace and carg Back

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