Deal Information:

  • Sector: Aerospace
  • Country: Spain
  • Sellers: Saving Banks
  • Entry Date: March 2014
  • Exit Date: January 2018

Company Overview 

Aernnova is a leading aerostructures company specialized in the design and manufacturing of aerostructures and components such as empennages, wings and fuselage sections. With revenues of over €700m, the company is the first aerostructures Tier I supplier in Spain and the 10th worldwide. With headquarters located in Spain, Aernnova has expanded its activities worldwide and operates a network of over 20 locations in 8 countries

Deal Highlights    

DVC acquired in three steps, between March 2014 and July 2015, a significant minority stake in Aernnova from various saving banks. The transaction was characterized by being an unstructured process with diverse shareholders’ interests that led to conflicting exit dynamics. SWC managed to achieve a significant minority position with strong board representation and an experienced management team owning the majority stake

Following DVC’s entry, Aernnova’s EBITDA grew at a 27% CAGR in the 2014-2017 period

Together with the management team, DVC implemented a series of value-added initiatives that took the company to the next level: -3 add-on acquisitions including a significant one in the US -Secured first ever air structures contract with Boeing -Ramp up from 0 of the Airbus 350 program -Purchase of the Fondo de Garantía de Depositos equity stake

Following the implementation of the aforementioned initiatives, Aernnova became a leading aerostructure Tier I supplier. Finally, DVC agreed to sell its stake to a PE consortium led by TowerBrook, Torreal and Peninsula, closing occurred in January 2018   


Via dell’Annunciata, 27
20121, Milan, Italy
Tel: +39 0283 620 050


34, rue Michel Rodange
L-2430, Luxembourg
Tel: +35 227 69 47 00


Calle Almagro 3, 5 izq.
28010 Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 91 2900 013


Avenue Louise 54,
Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 895 60 62