ARM Group has merged with ABIPA Canada, a portfolio company of Fonds de solidarité FTQ

Founded in La Chaussée d’Ivry, France, in 1974 by the Couillaud family, ARM Group has established itself as a leading French player in precision machining for the aeronautics industry.

Leveraging four modern facilities in France and a strategic site in Morocco, ARM Group supplies major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 companies in the aeronautics sector with complex machined parts of various sizes in both soft and hard metals. The company enjoys a balanced product portfolio, including nacelle parts, aerostructures, cabin interiors, cockpit equipment and ventilation systems for aircraft.

Merged under the name ABIPA International, this transaction is the outcome of both companies’ shared goals to pursue growth and diversification, respond to significant market demand from major OEMs and equipment manufacturers to consolidate the supply chain and retain the expertise on their various sites. This initiative will give both companies new development prospects through the creation of an international group of significant scale. The combined company is expected to realize more than CAD $100 million in sales.

Fonds de solidarité FTQ and EDC invested a total of CAD $15 million of equity as part of a balanced capital structure with management to support this transaction.

Lincoln provided creative and thoughtful solutions to address ARM Group’s challenges and found a successful outcome, ideally positioning the newly formed group for its next phase of growth.

Groupe ARM ABIPA Fonds De Solidarité FTQ 2021
  • 2021
    Close Year
  • Aerospace & Defense | Industrials
    Industry
  • Private Equity
    Client Type
  • Strategic | Cross-border
    Transaction Type
  • Canada | France
    Countries
The Lincoln team was instrumental in helping us complete this transformative alliance, despite a complex market environment. We highly appreciated Lincoln’s sector expertise and the full support and dedication of its global and local teams throughout the process.
Ludovic Couillaud
President of ARM Group

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