Case Study

Aero Precision Industries
Aerospace, Defense & Government Services; Distribution
Leading distributor of military and commercial aerospace and satellite parts and solutions to a diverse global customer base.
Livermore, California
Berkley Capital
Transaction Type:


Berkley Capital and Aero Precision Industries (“API” or the “Company”) management retained BlackArch Partners to manage the sale of the Company, seeking to leverage BlackArch’s significant expertise and experience in the aerospace and specialty distribution sectors.

BlackArch's Customized Solution

BlackArch marketed API to a targeted group of strategic and financial sponsors focused on the aerospace and defense and distribution sectors. Preliminary roadshow meetings provided investors with the opportunity to hear the Company’s “story” directly from Frank Cowle, President of API. This deep level of access fueled a highly competitive dynamic that resulted in attractive initial bids.


API was sold to Odyssey Investment Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm with a 20+ year history of partnering with skilled managers and growing companies through strategic initiatives and add-on acquisitions. Frank Cowle will continue to lead the Company in partnership with Odyssey Investment Partners.

“It was a pleasure working with the BlackArch Team. The team's ability to grasp the value proposition of Aero Precision and their work behind the scenes made our job a lot easier. Their knowledge of the market and getting the right people in front of us were key to the success of the deal.”
Frank Cowle, President of Aero Precision Industries