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Duff & Phelps' Aerospace Defense and Government Services M&A Advisory Team Advised AIM MRO on its Acquisition by AE Industrial Partners

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In December 2019, AE Industrial Partners, LP, a private equity firm specializing in Aerospace, Defense and Government Services, Power Generation, and Specialty Industrial markets, announced that it acquired AIM MRO (“AIM MRO” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer and supply chain manager of highly engineered consumable repair products and materials used primarily in the aerospace engine aftermarket.
 
Duff & Phelps served as sell side advisor to AIM MRO in connection with the transaction.
 
“We are excited to partner with AE Industrial given their deep industry knowledge and relationships as well as their strong track-record of helping businesses like AIM MRO accelerate their growth and market position,” said Scott Wandtke, CEO of AIM MRO. “Duff & Phelps was instrumental in helping us find a great partner for our business and we believe AE Industrial is a strong fit for the next phase of AIM MRO.”

About AIM MRO
AIM MRO is a leading manufacturer and supply chain manager of highly engineered consumable repair products and materials used primarily in the aerospace engine aftermarket. The Company has differentiated itself by offering a “one-stop-shop” serving aerospace engine and gas turbine Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (“MRO”) facilities worldwide in their demand for highly engineered consumable parts and materials used in the repair of flight critical engine components.

Serving the aerospace engine aftermarket for over 25 years, the Company has developed a reputation as a leading and trusted supplier due to its unique proprietary products and processes, its breadth of material management services, and its highly responsive customer service. AIM MRO’s proprietary diffusion braze products significantly reduce repair costs and turnaround times, and its highly skilled engineering team has developed a diverse and growing set of customized solutions for its customers.  AIM MRO has longstanding relationships with leading aerospace OEMs and MRO providers globally. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, AIM MRO operates facilities in the US and Singapore, as well as on-site services at customer locations globally. Robbins, Kelly, Patterson & Tucker served as legal advisor to AIM MRO.

About AE Industrial Partners
AE Industrial Partners is a private equity firm specializing in Aerospace, Defense & Government Services, Power Generation, and Specialty Industrial markets. AE Industrial Partners invests in market-leading companies that can benefit from our deep industry knowledge, operating experience, and relationships throughout their target markets. Kirkland & Ellis served as legal advisor to AE Industrial Partners. 

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