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TransDigm Announces Acquisition of Calspan Corporation

TransDigm Announces Acquisition of Calspan Corporation

TransDigm Group Incorporated, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Calspan Corporation ("Calspan" or "the Company").

Acquisition of Calspan Corporation

Calspan is a leading independent provider of highly engineered testing and technology development services and systems primarily for the aerospace & defense industry. Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, the Company operates from seven primary facilities across the states of New York, Virginia, Minnesota and California. The Company's state of the art transonic wind tunnel in Buffalo, New York is used across a range of important aftermarket-focused development activities for both the commercial and defense aerospace end markets. Calspan employs approximately 625 people and is expected to generate approximately $200 million in revenue for the calendar year ending December 31, 2023.

Kevin Stein, TransDigm's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are excited about the acquisition of Calspan. We see opportunity for TransDigm's proven operating model to enhance the Company's established positions across a diverse range of aftermarket-focused aerospace & defense development and testing services. The Company operates within our primary aerospace and defense industry, and its unique service offerings exhibit the earnings stability and growth potential that we have come to expect of our aerospace components-centered businesses. As with all TransDigm acquisitions, we expect the Calspan acquisition to create equity value in-line with our long-term private equity-like return objectives."

The acquisition, which is expected to close during TransDigm's fiscal 2023, is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. The acquisition is expected to be financed through existing cash on hand.

About TransDigm Group

TransDigm Group, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is a leading global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components for use on nearly all commercial and military aircraft in service today. Major product offerings, substantially all of which are ultimately provided to end-users in the aerospace industry, include mechanical/electro-mechanical actuators and controls, ignition systems and engine technology, specialized pumps and valves, power conditioning devices, specialized AC/DC electric motors and generators, batteries and chargers, engineered latching and locking devices, engineered rods, engineered connectors and elastomer sealing solutions, databus and power controls, cockpit security components and systems, specialized and advanced cockpit displays, engineered audio, radio and antenna systems, specialized lavatory components, seat belts and safety restraints, engineered and customized interior surfaces and related components, advanced sensor products, switches and relay panels, thermal protection and insulation, lighting and control technology, parachutes, high performance hoists, winches and lifting devices, and cargo loading, handling and delivery systems.

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