February 2, 2015
Esterline completes acquisition of Barco’s Aerospace & Defense display business
Esterline Corporation, a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace and defense markets, has completed its acquisition of the aerospace and defense display businesses of Belgium-based Barco N.V. for €150m, or approximately US$175m, in cash. The company financed the acquisition primarily using international cash reserves, with the balance funded by borrowings under its existing credit facility. Barco’s visualization solutions feature world-class display technologies for a variety of demanding defense and commercial aerospace applications. The acquired business employs roughly 600 people in Belgium, France, Israel, Singapore and the U.S.