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Arlington Capital Partners closes the acquisition of Triumph's composites business, forming Qarbon Aerospace
Monday, 10 May 2021

Arlington Capital Partners ("Arlington"), a Washington, DC-area private equity firm, announced it has completed the acquisition of Triumph Group, Inc.'s composites business. Going forward, the business will operate independently as Qarbon Aerospace (the "Company").

Qarbon Aerospace is a leading provider of large, complex structural components and assemblies such as fuselages, wings, flight control surfaces, and engine nacelles. The Company operates nearly two million square feet of factory space across three facilities located in Red Oak, Texas, Milledgeville, Georgia, and Rayong, Thailand. Qarbon Aerospace has vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities from component fabrication through large-scale assembly as well as proprietary thermoplastics technologies. The Company has longstanding relationships with blue-chip OEM customers and a diversified product portfolio across a variety of successful commercial, defense, and business jet platforms.

Pete Wick, formerly Executive Vice President of Triumph Group who ran all of Triumph Aerospace Structures, will lead Qarbon Aerospace as CEO. Wick brings deep sector knowledge and an extensive network of relationships to the Company having spent nearly 30 years working in the aerospace and defense industry. While at Triumph, he was responsible for a greater than $2 billion revenue division spanning 34 manufacturing sites. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of leadership positions at GKN Aerospace, EADS Astrium, and General Dynamics.

"I am delighted to join the formation of Qarbon Aerospace at a critical inflection point for the Company," said Wick. "We have state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated employees, and an outstanding leadership team in place that will allow us to continue delivering the highest quality products to our customers. Arlington brings deep A&D experience, extensive resources, and a shared vision for the future that will be extremely valuable to the Company."

Peter Manos, a Managing Partner at Arlington, said, "Complex composite manufacturing has been a longstanding investment focus for Arlington. Qarbon Aerospace represents a global Tier 1 supplier with a rare technological competency and scale to manufacture a variety of very large, complex fabrications and assemblies across all structural sections of the aircraft and engine nacelles. The Company's vertically integrated capabilities, advanced composite manufacturing techniques and proprietary thermoplastics technology position the Company to continue to win attractive work packages on next-generation programs."

Henry Albers, a Vice President at Arlington, said, "We are excited to partner with Pete and his team to create a leading, independent composites supplier. These facilities have exceptional manufacturing capabilities and a storied history of providing the highest quality components and assemblies for a diversified portfolio of strategically important commercial aerospace and defense platforms. We intend to continue investing in Qarbon Aerospace, both through organic initiatives and additional acquisitions, to accelerate the Company's growth and better serve our customers."

Contact details from our directory:
Qarbon Aerospace (Foundation), LLC (was Triumph Aerospace Structures - Red Oak) Thrust Reversers, Fuselage Sections, Nacelles, Wings, Empennages, Final Assembly, Supply Chain Management, Ice Protection/Prevention Equipment
Qarbon Aerospace (Thailand) Ltd. (was Triumph Structures (Thailand) Ltd.) Composite Sandwich Panels, Foam Core Composites, Ultrasonic Testing, Carbon-reinforced Composites, Composite Broad Goods Lay-Up, Composite Manufacturing Services, Composite Moulding, Composite Structures, Electromechanical Assembly, Honeycomb Core Composites, Subcontracted Composite Parts, Anodizing Services, Coatings Services
Qarbon Aerospace Lafayette, LLC (was Triumph Aerospace Structures - Milledgevill Metal Matrix Composite Structures, Composite Sandwich Panels, Aircraft Structural Components, Aircraft Doors, Fuselage Sections, Cowl Flaps, Nacelles, Wings, Aircraft Control Surfaces, Composite Structures
Triumph Group, Inc.
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