May 27, 2014
Triumph Group signs agreement to acquire GE Aviation hydraulic actuation business
Triumph Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the hydraulic actuation business of GE Aviation. GE’s hydraulic actuation business consists of three facilities located in Yakima, Washington, Cheltenham, England and the Isle of Man and will be included in the Aerospace Systems Group. The business is expected to add approximately $180m in annual revenue and to be immediately accretive to earnings. The purchase price will be approximately $70m. Employing approximately 475 employees, the business is a technology leader in actuation systems and does extensive business with Boeing, Airbus and other major airframers. Key product offerings include complete landing gear actuation systems, door actuation, nose-wheel steering, hydraulic fuses, manifolds, flight control actuation and locking mechanisms for the commercial, military and business jet markets. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the current fiscal quarter.