Wilson HEC, LLC has sold Hydra-Electric Company to Loar Group

Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Wilson in the sale of Hydra to Loar Group. Lincoln worked closely with Wilson and Hydra’s management team throughout the sale process. This role included providing M&A and industry expertise, as well as managing the preparatory, marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.

Headquartered in Burbank, California, Hydra is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom engineered, high precision pressure, temperature and flow switches and sensors. The company’s significant bench-strength in R&D and engineering continually develop the industry’s most innovative solutions for the most demanding applications. 100% of the Hydra’s products are designed in-house. The company’s components are specified into customers’ designs on the world’s most popular legacy and next generation aircraft platforms, including: B787, B777, B737, A320neo, A350, F35, F18, Bell 214, Sikorsky S-92, Augusta Westland AW 189, G650 and Pilatus PC12 and PC24. Approximately 40%, 32%, and 15% of Hydra’s revenues have applications for commercial, defense and general aviation end markets, respectively, with the balance of revenues supporting a number of engine platforms across all aforementioned markets.

Wilson is a special-purpose entity created by a major not-for-profit institution to hold Hydra after it was generously bequeathed by Hydra’s founder, Mr. Allen V.C. Davis.

California Institute Of Technology Hydra Electric Company Loar Group 2019
  • 2019
    Close Year
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Private
    Client Type
  • Strategic | Domestic
    Transaction Type
  • USA

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