Duff & Phelps Aerospace Defense and Government Services M&A advisory team advised SEMCO Aerospace on its sale to SK AeroSafety Group


On October 22, 2019, SEMCO Aerospace, LLC (“SEMCO”) was acquired by SK AeroSafety Group (“SK AeroSafety”), a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Europe, LP SEMCO is a provider of maintenance, repair and aircraft overhaul (“MRO”) services specializing in safety, survival and emergency components and equipment.

Duff & Phelps acted as exclusive financial advisor to SEMCO Aerospace in connection with the transaction.

About SEMCO Aerospace
SEMCO is a leading provider of one-stop MRO services for critical safety, survival and emergency components and equipment serving the commercial, regional, cargo, military and private aviation markets. With a wide range of capabilities and a track record of reliable, prompt service, SEMCO has built a large customer base that includes more than half of the top 20 commercial aircraft operators in the United States. The company has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the United States Department of Transportation to provide MRO services for a wide range of aircraft components and equipment. aviation safety, including crew masks, oxygen cylinders, nitrogen cylinders. , fire bottles, life rafts, evacuation slides and life jackets. Headquartered in Carrollton, TX, the company’s operations are conducted in a facility strategically located near the geographic center of the United States, near one of the five busiest airports in North America. Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP served as legal counsel to SEMCO.

About SK AeroSafety
SK AeroSafety specializes in the inspection, testing, maintenance and repair of critical passenger and crew safety equipment found on all commercial and private aircraft worldwide. Examples of company-maintained equipment include life jackets, fire extinguishers, oxygen masks, oxygen cylinders, escape slides and life rafts. SK AeroSafety supports a diverse and global customer base of over 700 airlines, component service providers, MROs and OEMs, and has locations in the Netherlands, UK, USA, Malaysia and Dubai. The company holds key certifications and accreditations from its OEMs, MROs, customers and major global aviation regulators, including the FAA and EASA. Honigman LLP served as legal counsel to SK AeroSafety.

About Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, LLC (“LLCP”) is a middle-market private equity firm with a 35-year track record of successful investments in a variety of focused industries, including franchising, professional services, education and commodities. engineering. Since its inception, LLCP has managed over $10.7 billion of institutional capital across 14 investment funds and has invested in over 80 portfolio companies. LLCP currently manages $6.4 billion in assets and has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Charlotte, London, Stockholm and The Hague.


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