Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, operating globally in aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance sectors. Textron's diverse portfolio includes Textron Aviation, Bell, Textron Systems, and Industrial segments, offering a range of products and services such as business jets, helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems, and specialized vehicles. The company is recognized for its powerful brands like Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, and Jacobsen, providing innovative solutions to customers worldwide. Additionally, Textron offers financing options for the purchase of new and pre-owned aircraft and helicopters, contributing to its comprehensive service offerings across different industries. Founded in 1923, Textron leverages its global network and expertise to deliver quality products and solutions to its customers.

Mark Bamford

VP and Corporate Controller

Erik Carleton

Director of Pension Investments

Frank Connor

EVP and CFO

Scott Donnelly

Chairman, President and CEO

Eric Salander

VP, Investor Relations and Treasurer

Cameron Vollmuth

Manager, Investor Relations

Keith Watson

Director, Pension Investments

38 past transactions

AAI Corporation

Acquisition in 2007
AAI Corporation is an aerospace and defense development and manufacturing firm.

David Brown Group

Acquisition in 1998
David Brown designs and manufactures industrial gears and mechanical and hydraulic transmission systems used in a wide range of applications -- from industrial machinery, such as conveyors, to transportation applications, such as rail traction gears. The company also manufactures industrial pumps for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.

Howe & Howe Technologies, Inc.

Acquisition in 2018
Howe and Howe Technologies Inc. has become a world leader in extreme vehicle fabrication. Since its creation, Howe and Howe Technologies Inc. has become a world leader in extreme vehicle fabrication and one of the foremost creators of advanced robotic platform solutions and applications. With a reputation for innovation, efficiency, and outstanding ethics, Howe and Howe Technologies continues to exceed expectations and impress industry and clients alike, from the US Government to National utility companies to Hollywood movie makers. It is the ability to approach a problem uniquely, and overcome any obstacle or challenge that a project presents, that has allowed Howe and Howe to show, time and again, that sharp minds with the right motivation can change the world.

Beechcraft

Acquisition in 2013
Beechcraft designs, builds and supports versatile and globally renowned aircraft, including the King Air turboprops, piston-engine Baron and Bonanza, and the T-6 trainer and AT-6 light attack military aircraft. Its 5,400 highly skilled employees are focused on continuously improving the company’s products and services which are sold to individuals, businesses and governments worldwide. In business since 1932, Beechcraft has built more than 54,000 aircraft and more than 36,000 continue flying today. It leads the industry with a global network of more than 90 factory-owned and authorized service centers. The company’s headquarters and major manufacturing facilities are located in Wichita, Kan.

Arctic Cat

Acquisition in 2017
Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and Side by Sides under the Arctic Cat brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. The Company markets its products through a network of independent dealers located throughout the contiguous United States and Canada, and through distributors representing dealers in Alaska, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and other international markets. The Arctic Cat brand name is among the most widely recognized and respected names in the snowmobile, ATV and Side by Side industry.

Airborne Tactical Advantage Company, LLC

Merger/Acquisition in 2016
ATAC comprises the world's largest outsourced civilian, tactical airborne training organization

Klauke

Acquisition in 1996
Klauke manufactures and sells electrical connectors, sleeves and related cable-cutting and crimping tools primarily to European utility and electrical contracting industries.

InteSys Technologies

Acquisition in 1999
InteSys Technologies is a provider of plastic and metal engineered assemblies for the telecommunications, automotive, computer/business machines, medical and general consumer industries.

Maag

Acquisition in 1997
Maag designs, manufactures and supplies gear pumps and systems used for processing applications in the plastics, chemical and pharmaceutical industries worldwide.

Ransomes

Acquisition in 1998
Ransomes designs and manufactures turf-care machinery serving the worldwide golf, municipal and commercial markets under the established brands of Ransomes, Cushman, Ryan, Steiner and Brouwer. The company also manufactures utility vehicles, marketed under the Cushman name, which include people and cargo carriers.

Opto-Electronics

Acquisition in 2001
Opto-Electronics produces unrivaled high-speed fiber-optic test instruments for the telecommunications, aerospace and defense industries. Products include high-resolution picosecond (one trillionth of a second) Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs), fiber-optic systems, pulsed lasers and photodetectors.

Brazaco Mapri Industrias

Acquisition in 1997
Brazaco Mapri Industrias is a manufacturer of automotive fasteners as well as specialty and standard screws, bolts and nuts.

Burkland, Inc.

Acquisition in 1997
Burkland, Inc. produces precision manufactured metal products and assemblies for application in automotive, industrial, military, heavy truck, agricultural, construction, and consumer markets. The company offers its products in high and low carbon steel, special alloy steel, copper, brass, and aluminum for various customer uses. It provides precision services that include value engineering, tooling and process design, complete tooling manufacture, prototype, and mass production manufacturing. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Goodrich, Michigan.

Progressive Electronics

Acquisition in 1999
Progressive Electronics is a manufacturer of equipment for telecommunications technicians in the fields of wire and cable identification and testing.

EqualFooting.com

Series B in 2000
EqualFooting.com, a B2B online marketplace that places small businesses on equal footing with large companies in the areas of purchasing.

Cessna Aircraft

Acquisition in 1992
The Cessna Aircraft Company is an American general aviation aircraft manufacturing corporation headquartered in Wichita, Kansas.

Kaywood Products Corp.

Acquisition in 1997
Kaywood Products Corp. are makers of precision machined parts and components for assembled camshafts.

OmniQuip International

Acquisition in 1999
OmniQuip International is a manufacturer of light construction equipment including telescopic material handlers, aerial work platforms and skid steer loaders.

Midland Industrial Plastics

Acquisition in 1998
Midland Industrial Plastics is a maker of automotive interior and exterior trim components for European automakers.

Optical Boring Co.

Acquisition in 1999
Optical Boring Co. operates as a designer and manufacture of fastener tooling.

Flexalloy

Acquisition in 1999
Flexalloy is a distributor and provider of vendor managed inventory (VMI) services.

PEINER Umformtechnik

Acquisition in 1998
The production site Peine is a district town of the Peine county located on the A2 between Braunschweig and Hanover. The town of Peine was created in the 13th century around the then Peiner castle and is now the center of the Peine district with about 50,000 inhabitants. To the medieval city center with elaborately restored half-timbered architecture are found modern residential areas. Peine offers a wide range of cultural and social events. The state capital Hanover and the city of Braunschweig with a very wide cultural offer are reachable in less than half an hour. The largest production company in the city is the steelworks of Salzgitter AG. In addition, many medium-sized companies, such as Peiner Umformtechnik, have settled in the city.

Williams Machine & Tool

Acquisition in 1999
Williams Machine & Tool designs and manufactures hydraulic pumps and power units.

Energy Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Acquisition in 1999
Energy Manufacturing design and manufacture of hydraulic cylinders and fluid power components.
Since 1982, Able Engineering has helped aircraft operators and fleet owners safely reduce operating costs by providing resourceful solutions. After laying roots as experts in processing turbine engine components for original equipment manufacturers, they expanded their business in the 1990s to include FAA-approved parts, along with repairs, overhauls, exchanges and partnerships. More than 30 years after opening their doors, they continue to extend their capabilities and grow their team. While many things have changed over the decades, one thing has remained the same: Able’s unrelenting focus on being the best value alternative around for aircraft parts and maintenance.

Benzlers

Acquisition in 1999
Benzlers is a manufacturer of mechanical power transmission products for the material handling, paper and food industries. AB Benzlers produces worm, helical and shaft mounted gears, as well as geared motors and screw jacks at two manufacturing facilities in Sweden and Italy.

ALSTOM Gears

Acquisition in 1999
ALSTOM Gears manufactures and sells a range of gears and gearboxes, including high-speed epicyclic and parallel shaft gearboxes.

Ring Screw Works

Acquisition in 1998
Ring Screw Works is a supplier of specialty threaded fasteners to the automotive industry.

Pirelli Tyres - General Rubber Goods (GRG) division

Acquisition in 1997
Pirelli Tyres - General Rubber Goods (GRG) division is a maker of seat comfort system products for automotive.

Sükosim Verbindungselemente

Acquisition in 1998
Sükosim Verbindungselemente is a maker of fastening systems and components for automotive and construction industries.

Opinicus Corp.

Acquisition in 2013
Opinicus Corp. is a manufacturer of high performance, full flight simulators.

KSB Annecy SAS

Acquisition in 1999
KSB Annecy designs and manufactures pumps for the oil and gas industry as well as safety-related pumps for nuclear power plants.

EM Systems

Acquisition in 1984
EM Systems delivers custom software solutions molded to the specific needs of its customers. The company works closely with customers to create solutions that facilitate and enhance current business practices reliably and efficiently, with unmatched value. EM Systems developed a vast array of custom software applications for a variety of industries with a primary focus on the Public Safety and Healthcare fields. Its headquarters is located in Amherst, New York.

Cam Tool LLC

Acquisition in 1999
Cam Tool LLC operates as a designer and manufacturer of fastener tooling, specializing in critical part carbide and steel dies, anti-crossthread dies, die assemblies, hex punch pins and segmented punch assemblies, paint scraper forming inserts and extrusion tooling.

Mechtronix Systems

Acquisition in 2013
Mechtronix Systems is a maker of flight simulators and pilot training services.

Datacom Technologies

Acquisition in 1998
Datacom Technologies is a manufacturer of cable test instruments used in installing and servicing information technology networks.

Aylesbury Automation

Acquisition in 1999
Aylesbury manufactures self-piercing and cold-forged rivets, and automation systems for a variety of applications including automotive and electronics.

Industrial Technology, Inc.

Acquisition in 2001
Industrial Technology manufactures throwmaster® test set which permits the transfer of telephone service. It also designs, manufactures and markets digital signal identifiers and tone probes, cable fault locators, and a unique line of electronic marking and locator equipment.