Commercial and operational due diligence of an MRO acquisition target.


European Private Equity Client


Hawksland were assigned by its private equity client to conduct a commercial and operational due diligence review of an aircraft MRO organisation put-up for sale by its parent company. The target company has experienced some recent difficulties in maximising its performance and increasing sales.


Due diligence MRO and business aviation team (with specific aircraft platform experience) formed and mobilised within 1 week from client enquiry to conduct full commercial and operational review. Visited FBO and mainline MRO sites and conducted in-depth review of business operations, market and management team.


Produced detail report spanning commercial and operational SWOT for the business. Industry and general state of the market overview provided; specific aircraft platform market dynamics and competitor analysis views and opportunities for retaining and securing new business provided; operational capability, capacity and certification status review conducted with improvement recommendations including cost structure; management team strengths finder review conducted. Risks identified and potential mitigation proposals made; new MRO aircraft platform market review conducted. Opinion on viability of the business as a suitable investment provided.