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TransDigm announces the acquisition of Takata Corporation's aerospace business

TransDigm Group Incorporated announced today that it has acquired the stock of SCHROTH Safety Products GmbH and certain aviation and defense assets and liabilities from subsidiaries of Takata Corporation for approximately $90 million in cash.

The primary businesses purchased are that of SCHROTH Safety Products GmbH and Takata Protection Systems Inc., both of which will be known going forward as SCHROTH, which design and manufacture proprietary, highly engineered, advanced safety systems for aviation, racing and military ground vehicles throughout the world. Nearly all of the revenues are from proprietary products. Aftermarket content accounts for approximately 40% of the revenues, while aerospace and defense accounts for approximately 80% of the revenues.

SCHROTH, which accounts for approximately 90% of the revenues, specializes in specialty technical restraints, passenger belts covering Airbus and Boeing platforms, structural monument airbags for Airbus and Boeing platforms including the Boeing 787, and cockpit security components for the Airbus A350 and A380 platforms. SCHROTH also provides restraint systems into business jet, general aviation, helicopter, military and racing markets.

Located in Arnsberg, Germany and Pompano Beach and Orlando, Florida, the Business employs approximately 260 people and is estimated to have revenues of approximately $43 million for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.

W. Nicholas Howley, Chairman and CEO of TransDigm, stated, "SCHROTH has built a solid reputation based on technical expertise and product excellence. The company has significant and growing aftermarket on attractive high use platforms. SCHROTH fits well with our consistent product and acquisition strategy. As with all TransDigm acquisitions, we see opportunities for significant value creation."

Press release issued by TransDigm Group Incorporated on February 22, 2017


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