Sun Valley Machine Works, Inc. (“Sunvair” or the “Company”), a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services to the commercial and military aerospace industries, has been acquired by Blue Sea Capital. Sunvair will become the platform acquisition for the formation of the Sunvair Aerospace Group.
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Valencia, California, Sunvair is a leading, independent provider of turnkey landing gear MRO for commercial and military aircraft. The Company also provides aircraft component MRO services. The Company’s capabilities and certifications include a number of leading aircraft platforms, such as the Boeing 737 and 717, MD-80, Airbus A320, Lockheed C-130 and F-16. The Company services the aircraft of both domestic and international aircraft operators from its California headquarters and FAA repair station. The Company has built a strong reputation for high quality, responsive customer service and rapid turnaround, resulting in numerous customer accolades, including twice Boeing “Supplier of the Year,” and repeated Boeing “Gold Supplier” and “Performance Excellence” awards. Sunvair counts many major domestic and international airlines, OEMs, and defense contractors as customers.
Blue Sea Capital is a private equity firm with offices in Palm Beach, Florida and El Segundo, California, that invests in growth-oriented lower middle market companies across three industry verticals: aerospace & defense, healthcare and industrial growth.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Philpott Ball & Werner, LLC served as exclusive adviser to Sunvair.