Dubin Clark & Company Acquires Aircraft Logistic Support

Dubin Clark & Company Acquires Aircraft Logistic Support

Merex, a portfolio company of Dubin Clark & Company, has acquired Aircraft Logistic Support Company, a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for legacy aircraft.

Aircraft Logistic Support Company (ALCO) is a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for auxiliary power units and engine driven compressors, and other components for hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel and electrical systems. The company’s products are used in legacy military platforms including the C-130, P-3, F-18, F-16, and F-15 as well as commercial aircraft including Boeing’s 737, 757 and 767. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Livermore, CA (www.alco.aero).

“We see the opportunity for further consolidation in the industry. The acquisition of ALCO continues our plan to offer a comprehensive range of products and services to our established customer base,” said Tom Caracciolo, managing partner at Dubin Clark & Company.

Merex is a provider of support products and services for U.S. manufactured legacy defense platforms, including aircraft, helicopters, and their respective engines. Products and services include the supply of spares and components, the repair and overhaul of parts and systems, and project management of system upgrades. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Camarillo, CA (www.merexinc.com).

“ALCO will strengthen our ability to service our international customers,” said Andy Shams, president and CEO of Merex. “ALCO’s high-quality MRO services and technical expertise make them a great addition to the Merex team and an important element of our growth strategy.”

Dubin Clark & Company is a private equity investment firm whose sole activity is buying and building businesses in partnership with their management teams. The firm was founded in 1984 and is based in Greenwich, CT (www.dubinclark.com).

© 2013 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 4-19-13

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