TRANSACTION EXPECTED TO MEANINGFULLY STRENGTHEN TRIUMPH’S BALANCE SHEET AND FOCUS COMPANY ON ITS OEM AND IP-BASED AFTERMARKET BUSINESS
RADNOR, Pa., Dec. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) (“TRIUMPH” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR) to sell its Product Support business. The transaction is valued at $725 million, representing a 14.5x trailing 12 months Adjusted EBITDAP multiple as of September 30, 2023. The primary intended use of proceeds from the transaction is debt reduction. The net after-tax proceeds are expected to be approximately $700 million, resulting in pro forma net leverage of approximately 4.0x net debt to Adjusted EBITDAP as of March 2024.
The Product Support business is an industry leader in the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of structures and airframe and engine accessories, servicing both the commercial and military aftermarkets across five primary locations. The business generated revenues of approximately $268 million for the trailing 12 months ended September 30, 2023.
“We are pleased to enter into this transformative agreement which recognizes the strength of our MRO business and delivers immediate and substantial value to TRIUMPH and our stakeholders. This transaction creates a win-win-win arrangement between TRIUMPH, AAR, and our customers by enabling TRIUMPH to greatly accelerate our deleveraging progress while placing our third-party Product Support business with a market-leading MRO company that has a proven track record of customer support” said Dan Crowley, TRIUMPH’s chairman, president, and chief executive officer. “By strengthening our balance sheet and focusing on our OEM component, spares and IP-based aftermarket business, TRIUMPH will further improve its capacity to win and profitably grow in the expanding markets we serve.”
Upon completion of the transaction, TRIUMPH will advance in aerospace and its adjacent markets as a value-added and IP-based business consisting of four pure play engineered systems components and aftermarket companies focused on Actuation Products and Services, Systems Electronics and Controls, Geared Solutions and Interiors. With 21 sites and approximately 4,400 employees, over 60% of the Company’s products and services will be based on TRIUMPH intellectual property and 90% supplied on a sole-sourced basis.
The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of the 2024 calendar year, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of certain regulatory approvals. The Company intends to update its outlook during TRIUMPH’s upcoming earnings call in February 2024.
Goldman Sachs is acting as financial advisor and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is serving as legal counsel on the transaction to TRIUMPH.
TRIUMPH, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aerospace and defense systems and components. The company serves the global aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers and the full spectrum of military and commercial aircraft operators.
More information about TRIUMPH can be found on the Company’s website at triumphgroup.com.
AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company with operations in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through four operating segments: Parts Supply, Repair & Engineering, Integrated Solutions, and Expeditionary Services. Additional information can be found at aarcorp.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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SOURCE Triumph Group