Arlington Capital Partners, With Management, Announces the Acquisition of MB Aerospace

  Arlington Capital Partners, With Management, Announces the Acquisition of MB

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WASHINGTON -- April 05, 2013

Arlington Capital Partners (“Arlington”), a Washington, DC-based private
equity firm, today announced the acquisition of MB Aerospace Holdings Limited
(“MB Aerospace”), in partnership with the Company’s management team.
Headquartered in Motherwell, United Kingdom, MB Aerospace is a leading global
provider of highly engineered components for the commercial and military
aero-engine and industrial gas turbine markets.

MB Aerospace manufactures complex rings, casings and other engine components
for a large and diversified portfolio of aero engine and industrial gas
turbine platforms. The Company’s in-depth knowledge of critical manufacturing
technologies and global supply chain management allows it to also provide
supply chain integration services alongside the manufacture and repair of
complex aero-engine components. The Company’s blue-chip customer base includes
large OEM’s such as Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, General Electric, Boeing,
United Technologies, GKN, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Volvo Aerospace.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Craig Gallagher and the
rest of MB Aerospace’s world-class management team,” said Peter Manos, a
Managing Partner at Arlington. “This acquisition creates a global platform
with a unique focus on providing manufacturing, engineering and supply chain
management services for mature and legacy aero-engine platforms, and we
believe the Company’s strong growth prospects will be further enhanced with
significant acquisitions.”

Craig Gallagher, CEO of MB Aerospace, commented, “Our partnership with
Arlington represents a superb fit with our vision of creating a truly
world-class aerospace business focused on aero-engine components. Arlington’s
global track record in the aerospace and defense sectors will be invaluable as
we seek to expand further both organically and through acquisitions. We look
forward to leveraging Arlington’s extensive experience and relationships.”

Jesse Liu, a Principal at Arlington said, “Going forward, MB Aerospace is well
positioned to lead a consolidation effort in the highly fragmented mature and
legacy aero-engine market. The Company’s best-in-class engineering expertise,
strong history of past performance and unique market focus enable MB Aerospace
to partner with OEM’s to address overall under-performance issues in their
supply chains.”

About Arlington Capital Partners

Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm
with over $1.5 billion of capital under management focused on middle market
investment opportunities in growth industries including: aerospace/defense,
government services and software, healthcare services, business services,
education and training. The firm’s professionals and network have a unique
combination of operating and private equity experience that enables Arlington
to be a value-added investor. Arlington invests in companies in partnership
with high quality management teams that are motivated to establish and/or
advance their company’s position as leading competitors in their field.

About MB Aerospace

MB Aerospace is an international aerospace engineering group providing complex
engineering solutions to some of the key names in the aerospace and defense
market. The group provides an in-depth knowledge of critical manufacturing
technologies and the global supply chain management to support complex
aero-engine component manufacture and repair. MB Aerospace supports major
corporations to address the root causes of under-performance in their extended
and fragmented supply chains and helps safe-guard the continuity of supply in
challenging circumstances. Under the leadership of CEO Craig Gallagher and
senior management, the Company secured strategic remits with a number of key
aerospace and defense companies, divested non-core operations and is well
positioned to serve all key aero-engine OEM’s globally.


Arlington Capital Partners
Peter Manos or Jesse Liu
202-337-7525 (fax)
MB Aerospace Holdings Limited
Craig Gallagher
+44 (0)1698 242405
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