TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 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.