Private Equity


K&F Industries


K&F Industries is one of the world's leading manufacturers of aircraft wheels, brakes, and brake control systems for commercial and general aviation as well as military aircraft. In particular, the company maintains an unparalleled franchise on high-cycle regional jets, which make more frequent landings than long-range commercial aircraft and thus require more frequent replacement of wheels and brakes. The company's braking systems are installed on more than 27,000 aircraft worldwide. K&F is also the market leader in the manufacture of flexible bladder fuel tanks for aircraft and helicopters, supplying approximately 60% of the flexible bladder tanks for the worldwide commercial transport and general aviation markets and over 50% of the tanks to the U.S. military. K&F was taken public in August 2005 and subsequently acquired by Meggitt PLC in June 2007.

Date of Investment: November 2004
Date of Exit: June 2007
Type of Exit: Initial Public Offering / Sale to Strategic Buyer
Headquarters: White Plains, NY

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