American fund TowerBrook will be the main shareholder in the Basque firm Aernnova

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

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Ownership of the Alava-based aerospace company Aernnova has changed. The previous owner of 47% of the shares, the Springwater fund, has sold its stockholding to the American investment fund. The funds Torreal (13.5%), belonging to the Abelló family, and Peninsula (9.5%), in which the president of Endesa, Borja Prado, is a partner. have also become shareholders. The management team, led by company President Iñaki Lopez Gandasegui, will continue at the helm of the company and as shareholders (24%), and other minority shareholders, who hold 5.5%, will also remain.

 

The arrival of new shareholders does not mean changes in the strategic orientation of the company, which has annual turnover of 690 million euros and manufactures aircraft fuselage aerostructures for firms such as Embraer, Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier. Aernnova, with production plants in Europe, United States, Mexico and Brazil, has 4,700 employees.

 

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