Houlihan Lokey Advises Perfekta

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to announce the sale of Perfekta to Cadence Aerospace (Cadence), a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners (Arlington). Houlihan Lokey served as financial advisor to Perfekta. The transaction closed on July 5, 2018.

Strategically located in Wichita, Kansas, Perfekta is a leading manufacturer of complex structural components and subassemblies for the commercial aerospace, defense, and general aviation end markets. The company specializes in large monolithic structures, precision-machined hard metal and aluminum components, and medium to large structural assemblies and is firmly established as a critical supplier to Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Spirit AeroSystems, and Cessna, among others. The company has also secured contractual positions on next-generation programs including F-35, G500/600, G650, B737 MAX, and various Cessna aircraft.

Cadence is an aerospace & defense group headquartered in Anaheim, California, committed to active engagement, aligned manufacturing and sourcing strategies, and the provision of industry-leading capabilities. Cadence supplies components, subassemblies, and assemblies to the world's leading manufacturers of aircraft, aerostructures, aeroequipment, engine, and other commercial aerospace & defense platforms.

Arlington is a Washington, D.C.-area private equity firm that has managed $2.2 billion of committed capital via four investment funds, including Arlington's fourth and most recent $700 million fund. Arlington is focused on middle-market investment opportunities in growth industries including aerospace & defense, government services & technology, healthcare, and business services & software. The firm's professionals and network have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enables Arlington to be a value-added investor. Arlington invests in companies in partnership with high-quality management teams that are motivated to establish and/or advance their company's position as leading competitors in their field.

Houlihan Lokey served as the exclusive financial advisor to Perfekta. 

Houlihan Lokey's Aerospace•Defense•Government (ADG) practice is the leading M&A advisor to aerospace, defense, government services, and homeland security companies. Since 2015, we have closed more than 60 transactions worth nearly $15 billion in enterprise value. With a staff of approximately 30 investment bankers in Washington, D.C., London, and Los Angeles, Houlihan Lokey's ADG practice is among the largest dedicated industry banking groups worldwide.


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