Boeing to Acquire Aerospace Parts Distributor KLX

Boeing announced it has entered an agreement to acquire KLX Inc. to enhance its growing services business. The agreement comprises an all-cash transaction for $63 per share and the assumption of approximately $1.0 billion of net debt, totaling $4.25 billion.

Boeing’s acquisition of KLX Inc. will include KLX Inc.’s Aerospace Solutions Group, and is conditional upon the successful divestment and separation of KLX Inc.’s Energy Services Group.

KLX is an independent provider of aviation parts and services in the aerospace industry. Its capabilities include global parts distribution and supply chain services for aerospace and defense industries worldwide. KLX will be part of Boeing Global Services and fully integrated with Aviall.

KLX is also a leading supplier of chemical composites, with this combination broadening the scope of what Aviall can offer to customers in this space.

“This acquisition is the next step in our services growth strategy, with a clear opportunity to profitably grow our business and better serve our customers in a $2.6 trillion, 10-year services market,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services. “By combining the talent and product offerings of Aviall and KLX, we will provide a one-stop-shop that will benefit our supply chain and our various customers in a meaningful way.”

KLX’s Aerospace Solutions Group employees and operations will be integrated with Aviall, providing a clear path for the business to accelerate growth. KLX is headquartered in Miami with customer service centers located in more than 15 countries. As an independent provider of new aviation parts and related aftermarket services, KLX markets and distributes products for approximately 2,400 manufacturers and offers approximately one million catalog items. The Miami facilities are expected to continue to remain the principal operating location.

The sale is expected to close by the third quarter of 2018.