GKN Group Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1900

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 59,000


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Buyout/​LBO

  • Financing Rounds
  • 6

  • Investments
  • 32

GKN Group General Information


Manufacturer and designer of services systems and components catering to airplane manufacturers. The company's services systems and components include airframe and engine structures, landing gear, electrical interconnection systems, side shafts, prop shafts, couplings, power transfer units, rear drive modules, electric axles, transmissions and motors, bearings and filters, metal injection molded components and powders, enabling aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers to avail quality components for manufacturing aircraft, vehicle, and machinery.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Dowlais Iron Co, Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Aerospace and Defense
Other Industries
Industrial Supplies and Parts
Corporate Office
  • PO Box 55
  • Ipsley House, Ipsley Church Lane
  • Redditch B98 0TL
  • England, United Kingdom

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GKN Group Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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GKN Group Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Manufacturer and designer of services systems and components catering to airplane manufacturers. The company's services
Aerospace and Defense
Redditch, United Kingdom
59,000 As of 2018
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Minano, Spain
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GKN Group Competitors (31)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Diehl Stiftung Corporation Nuremberg, Germany 00000
AERnnova Private Equity-Backed Minano, Spain 0000 00000 000000000 00 00000
Heroux-Devtek Corporation Longueuil, Canada 0000 000.00 00000000 000.00
Precision Castparts Corporate Backed or Acquired Lake Oswego, OR 00000 00.000 000000&0 00.000
Weasler Engineering Private Equity-Backed West Bend, WI 000 000000000000
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GKN Group Patents

GKN Group Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
DE-102022130386-A1 Bellows, joint assembly and motor vehicle Pending 17-Nov-2022 0
JP-2024058614-A Tripod type joint and automobile Pending 14-Oct-2022 0000000000
US-20240125359-A1 Tripod joint Pending 14-Oct-2022 0000000000
DE-102023117277-A1 Tripod joint Pending 14-Oct-2022 0000000000 0
DE-202022100027-U1 Constant velocity joint Active 03-Jan-2022 F16D3/223
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GKN Group Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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GKN Group Investors

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GKN Group Investments & Acquisitions (32)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Aerospace (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China / GKN Group) 08-Nov-2017 00000 0000 Aerospace and Defense
Tozmetal Ticaret Ve Sanayi 02-Jun-2017 0000000000 Industrial Supplies and Parts 00000 000
Fokker Technologies 28-Oct-2015 0000000000 00000 Aerospace and Defense 00000 000
Sheets Manufacturing 11-Jun-2015 0000000000 Aerospace and Defense 00000 000
Williams Hybrid Power 01-Apr-2014 Merger/Acquisition 000.00 Industrial Supplies and Parts 000000 00
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GKN Group Subsidiaries (3)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
GKN Group Pension Fund (UK) Corporate Pension Worcestershire, United Kingdom 2012
GKN Group Pension Scheme 2012 Corporate Pension Reddicth, United Kingdom
Westland helicopters Aerospace and Defense
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GKN Group Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
GKN Stromag 05-Sep-2011 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 000 00000
Ryvoan 22-Jun-2011 000000000 00000000 Completed
  • 000 00000
Ryvoan 27-Sep-2007 00000 00000 00 00.000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
ASTECH Engineered Products 09-May-2002 000000000000000000 0000 Completed
  • 000 00000
GKN JTEKT (Thailand) 01-Jan-1999 Joint Venture Completed
  • 2 buyers
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GKN Group FAQs

  • When was GKN Group founded?

    GKN Group was founded in 1900.

  • Where is GKN Group headquartered?

    GKN Group is headquartered in Redditch, United Kingdom.

  • What is the size of GKN Group?

    GKN Group has 59,000 total employees.

  • What industry is GKN Group in?

    GKN Group’s primary industry is Aerospace and Defense.

  • Is GKN Group a private or public company?

    GKN Group is a Private company.

  • What is the current valuation of GKN Group?

    The current valuation of GKN Group is 000.00.

  • What is GKN Group’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for GKN Group is 00000.

  • Who are GKN Group’s investors?

    Melrose Industries has invested in GKN Group.

  • Who are GKN Group’s competitors?

    Diehl Stiftung, AERnnova, Heroux-Devtek, Precision Castparts, and Weasler Engineering are some of the 31 competitors of GKN Group.

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