Dec 16, 2015

Blackstone Completes Acquisition of MB Aerospace

New York, New York, December 16th, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) and MB Aerospace  announced today that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have successfully completed the acquisition of MB Aerospace, a leading Tier I engine component manufacturer and repair business, from Arlington Capital Partners.

MB Aerospace has facilities across the U.S., U.K., and Poland. The company has a well-balanced manufacturing model providing complex machined and fabricated assemblies into production and aftermarket applications across an installed base of 65 aero-engine platforms. MB Aerospace’s key customers include Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, General Electric, Boeing, United Technologies Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney AeroPower, GKN, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and the US Department of Defense.

The company’s experienced management team will remain in place and will continue to be led by Craig Gallagher, Chief Executive since 2003.

Blackstone was advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

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