In the late Spring of 2018 ETL was asked by one of our established European clients to help them undertake an acquisition in Singapore, a global finance, commerce and transport hub and, with the latter in mind, a focal point for aviation and aerospace in Southeast Asia. This assignment is being led by Jason Crabtree strongly supported by Adrian Jones. The complicating factor is that due to the origins of the land law that applies in Singapore, all land ultimately belongs to the State so other persons can only own an estate or some lesser interest in the land. Taking account of the differing requirements of buyer and seller in this assignment such an acquisition has its challenges. Nevertheless, working with our financial contacts in the City State ETL, via Adrian Jones, is seeking the design of a solution that will satisfy all parties.
At the same time, ETL was approached by a High Net Worth entrepreneur in India to assist the acquisition of, or majority investment in, a Western high-technology company that would allow the creation of a new high-quality aerospace manufacturing company in one of the fastest growing major economies in the World. Today, India is ranked sixth in terms of nominal GDP. Led by Jason Crabtree who has extensive experience of undertaking business in the sub-continent, and strongly supported by Tim Hayter and Adrian Jones with their manufacturing and financial expertise respectively, ETL is in the final stages of defining and agreeing the details of the assignment so as to commence a target search later this Summer which would eventually culminate in a successful acquisition with ETL as the Project Manager.
Mergers, Acquisitions & Disposals Case Studies
In the late Spring of 2018 ETL was asked by one of our established European clients to help them undertake an acquisition in Singapore, a global finance, commerce and transport hub and, with the latter in mind, a focal point for aviation and aerospace in Southeast Asia.
The End Goal
Later this year, having started in 2016 to assist a very high-quality machining company transit a temporary aerospace downturn and, thereafter, grow substantially in terms of increased customers, orders, sales revenue and profit, ETL, led by Jason Crabtree
Search, Advise & Build
Because of the Directors’ deep knowledge of, and extensive contacts within, the Aerospace & Defence industries, plus personal business and financial responsibility at International Board level, ever since launching ETL in 2015 the Consultancy has been approached
Getting to “Yes"
Introduced by Michael Smith following a networking evening, in early 2016 ETL held a meeting with the owner of an electronics distribution company providing components to many of the major names in the aerospace and defence industries on both sides of the Atlantic
Due Diligence Support
One of the earliest assignments undertaken by ETL was occasioned by our considerable knowledge of the aerospace market, and our extensive connections with the private equity & venture capital industry. The task was to identify, at a high level, the growth potential