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AAR to Acquire Triumph Group’s Product Support Business

Our Bureau - : Dec 22, 2023 - : 9:32 am

Aviation services provider AAR has entered into a definitive agreement with Triumph Group to purchase Triumph Product Support for US$725 million in cash.

As part of the transaction, AAR expects to receive estimated tax benefits with a present value of approximately US$80 million. Including the estimated tax benefits, the effective purchase price multiple is expected to be 11.7x FY2024 EBITDA and 9.9x including estimated run-rate synergies of US$10 million.

Triumph Product Support is a global provider of specialized MRO capabilities for critical aircraft components in the commercial and defense markets. The company provides MRO services for structural components, engine and airframe accessories, interior refurbishment, and wheels and brakes. Additionally, Triumph Product Support designs proprietary designated engineering representative (DER) repairs and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) parts.

“Triumph Product Support has built an excellent reputation for high quality and differentiated repair offerings. This highly strategic acquisition will deepen and broaden our customer relationships globally and expand our footprint. Furthermore, the addition of this high-margin business is expected to further increase our operating margin and is expected to be accretive to our earnings. We look forward to welcoming Product Support’s talented team to AAR,” said John M. Holmes Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of AAR CORP.

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.


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