Blackstone buys MB Aerospace from Arlington Capital Partners
December 18, 2015
Blackstone has completed the buyout of U.K.-based MB Aerospace from Arlington Capital Partners. MBAe manufactures components for aerospace, defense and oil-drilling OEMs from operations in the U.S., U.K. and Poland. Arlington Capital Partners' exit after two years marks the latest in a string of acquisitions, as the company has changed hands among private investors several times in its eight-year history. MBAe originally spun off from Scottish engineering and contracting services provider Motherwell Bridge in a 2007 management buyout backed by Lloyds Development Capital.