GKN Group

GKN Group Overview

Status Acquired/​Merged
Employees 59,000
Latest Deal Type M&A
Financing Rounds 6
Investments 32

GKN Group General Information


Manufacturer and designer of services systems and components. The company's services systems and components include airframe and engine structures, landing gear, electrical interconnection systems, sideshafts, propshafts, couplings, power transfer units, rear drive modules, electric axles, transmissions and motors, bearings and filters, metal injection moulded 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
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Corporate Backed or Acquired
Primary Industry
Construction and Engineering
Other Industries
Aerospace and Defense
Parent Company
Primary Office
  • PO Box 55
  • Ipsley House, Ipsley Church Lane
  • Redditch B98 0TL
  • England, United Kingdom
+44 01527 000000

GKN Group Timeline

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GKN Group Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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GKN Group Competitors (32)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing
Cobham Private Equity-Backed Wimborne, United Kingdom 00000 000000000000
00000000 0000 & 00 Corporation Detroit, MI 00000 000000 - 000
00000 000000000000 Corporation
0000000 Formerly PE-Backed Pickering, Canada 0000 000000&0
0000000000 Corporation Auburn Hills, MI 00000

GKN Group Executive Team (21)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Kevin Cummings Chief Executive & Board Member
Bob Saunders Chief Executive Officer
Hans Buthker Chief Executive Officer GNK Aerospace
Peter Oberparleiter Ph.D Chief Executive Officer of GKN Powder Metallurgy
Ian Griffiths Managing Director

8 Former Executives

GKN Group Board Members (3)

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Name Representing Role Since
00000 00000000 GKN Group Chief Executive & Board Member 000 0000
0000000 000000 GKN Group Chairman 000 0000

1 Former Board Member

GKN Group Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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GKN Group Investments & Acquisitions (32)

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Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
000000000 (0000000 08-Nov-2017 00000 0000000 Aerospace and Defense
00000000 0000000 0 02-Jun-2017 000000000000000000 Industrial Supplies and Parts 00000 0000000000000 00.0
000000 00000000000 28-Oct-2015 000000000000000000 00000 Aerospace and Defense 00000 00000000
000000 00000000000 11-Jun-2015 000000000000000000 Industrial Supplies and Parts 00000 00000000
Williams Hybrid Power 01-Apr-2014 Merger/Acquisition 000.00 Machinery (B2B) 000000 00000

GKN Group Subsidiaries (1)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
000 00000 0000000 Corporate Pension Worcestershire, United Kingdom

GKN Group Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
000 0000000 05-Sep-2011 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 000 00000
000 00000000 22-Jun-2011 000000000 00000000 Completed
  • 000 00000
000 00000000 27-Sep-2007 00000 00000 00 00.000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
000000 (00 00000 0 08-Jan-2001 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000 00000
GKN JTEKT (Thailand) 01-Jan-1999 Joint Venture Completed
  • 2 buyers