GKN Strengthens Its Position in Commercial Aviation

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International.

Aerostructure manufacturing at Fokker. Source: Fokker

Aerostructure manufacturing at Fokker. Source: Fokker

With commercial aviation production booming, GKN has successfully positioned itself to capture a significant share of this market.  As a top Tier 1 aerospace supplier, most notably to Airbus, GKN has strengthened its operations with three key acquisitions in the past few years. Continue reading

GKN to Acquire Fokker in Blockbuster Deal

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International.

brandGKN has agreed to acquire Fokker Technologies Group for EUR706 million ($780 million) from the London-based private equity firm Arle Capital Partners.  The blockbuster deal would bring together two of the world’s leading aerospace technology companies.  Both GKN and Fokker are major Tier 1 suppliers to platform manufacturers in the military, commercial, and business aviation sectors of the global aerospace industry.  The deal includes a EUR500 million cash consideration as well as the assumption of liabilities amounting to EUR206 million. Continue reading