January 1, 2015
VSE Corporation signs agreement to acquire 4 companies held by Killick Aerospace
VSE Corporation (VSEC) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire four business units from Killick Aerospace Group, consisting of Prime Turbines (including both U.S. and Germany-based operations), CT Aerospace, Kansas Aviation and Air Parts & Supply Co. The companies to be acquired specialize in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and parts supply for corporate and regional jet aircraft engines and engine accessories. The initial purchase price payable upon the closing is approximately US$184m in cash. The purchase agreement also includes potential post-closing payments of up to US$40m if CT Aerospace, Kansas Aviation and Air Parts & Supply Co. surpass certain thresholds of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) during the first two years after the closing and one additional post closing payment of US$5m if such companies surpass a certain EBITDA threshold during any 12-consecutive month period in 2014 and 2015. Other purchase price adjustments also may be required based on certain post-closing determinations, including in respect of the closing net working capital and certain inventory and equipment. The four business units combined sales and income before taxes are estimated to be approximately US$111m and US$22m, respectively, for the year ending December 31st, 2014. Such estimated results are not necessarily indicative of future financial performance and the actual results of the four business units for 2014 may differ from the estimated results.The four business units have approximately 185 employees.