Private equity company Liberty Hall buys Dunlop Aircraft Tyres

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Private equity company Liberty Hall Capital Partners has acquired Dunlop Aircraft Tyres for US$135m. Dunlop’s existing management team, headed up by CEO and MD Gordon Roper, are to remain in place.

Said Roper, “Management’s day-to-day focus will be on continuing to execute our successful business strategy. Liberty Hall, with its deep experience, knowledge and relationships within the global aerospace industry, is ideally positioned to help us accelerate the outstanding growth record that we have demonstrated in recent years.”

Rowan Taylor, Liberty Hall’s founding partner, added, “Our intention is to steward the legacy, reputation and brand name that Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has built over its 100-plus year lifetime to grow the company into an independent, global, diversified supplier of aircraft tire products of the highest value.

“With a globally recognized brand, proven history of customer service, exemplary technology and a well-balanced portfolio of platforms in the civil and military aircraft sectors, the business is ideally placed to continue to outperform the market. We intend to provide management with the financial, intellectual and human capital necessary to continue to meet the needs of Dunlop’s customers.”

June 23, 2017

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