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Triumph Group Announces Agreement to Acquire General Donlee Canada Inc.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Triumph Group Announces Agreement to Acquire General Donlee Canada Inc.08:30 EDT Thursday, August 15, 2013
BERWYN, Pa. (Business Wire) -- Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire General Donlee Canada Inc. (GDI.TO), a leading manufacturer of flight critical complex machined components. Triumph will pay a total of approximately $110.0 million in cash to acquire General Donlee's outstanding equity and retire its existing debt. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of the General Donlee shareholders, and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014. The acquired business will be included in the Aerospace Systems Group. The business is expected to add approximately $60.0 million in annual revenue and to be immediately accretive to earnings.
Based in Toronto, Canada, General Donlee is a leading manufacturer of precision machined products for the aerospace, nuclear and oil and gas industries. With approximately 200 employees, the company's primary product lines include engine shafts, thrust links, rotorcraft masts and landing gear applications. Key customers include GE Aviation and Bell Helicopter.
Jeffry D. Frisby, Triumph's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The acquisition of General Donlee will add a strong position in engine and main rotor shafts to our product capabilities. The proprietary manufacturing methods and technological know-how of the workforce positions the company well as the preferred supplier on many of its products. In addition, the acquisition will enhance our ties to existing customers as well as further diversifying our customer base. We are pleased that the management team will remain at Triumph to continue to deliver exceptional value to their customers.”
Triumph Group, Inc. headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies and systems. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.
More information about Triumph can be found on the company's website at http://www.triumphgroup.com.
Statements in this release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements under the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which could affect the company's actual results and could cause its actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the company, including statements of expected revenues or accretion to earnings. Further information regarding the important factors that could cause actual results to differ from projected results can be found in Triumph Group's reports filed with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.
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Sheila G. Spagnolo