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B/E Aerospace to buy two aerospace manufacturing businesses

Staff writer ▼ | June 3, 2014
B/E Aerospace, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire EMTEQ, Inc., a provider of aircraft interior and exterior lighting systems, as well as aircraft cabin management and power systems.
B/E Aerospace
B/E AerospaceB/E Aerospace, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire EMTEQ, Inc., a provider of aircraft interior and exterior lighting systems, as well as aircraft cabin management and power systems.


The company also announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire F+E Fischer + Entwicklungen GmbH & Co. KG (Fischer), a manufacturer of seating products for civilian helicopters.

Amin J. Khoury, chairman and chief executive officer of B/E Aerospace said, "Demand for comprehensive and integrated solutions for power management, lighting and connectivity within the aircraft cabin is growing, and the acquisition of EMTEQ will enable us to offer more comprehensive solutions. Customers value the ability to partner with a company that can deliver turn-key solutions."

The EMTEQ and Fischer transactions are the two aerospace acquisition prospects which were referenced in the Company’s April 23, 2014 press release.

The total acquisition purchase price for both companies is approximately $470 million. EMTEQ and Fischer combined had latest 12 months ended March 31, 2014 revenues of approximately $150 million. The transactions are not expected to be accretive to 2014 earnings per share, but to become accretive in 2015 and to become strongly accretive in 2016.

Transaction expenses of approximately $10 million will be a one-time charge in the second quarter of 2014. The EMTEQ transaction is expected to close this month, while the Fischer transaction is expected to close around the beginning of the third quarter of 2014, subject to regulatory approvals.


 

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