$80 Million Investment from Bain Capital and AE Industrial Partners to Finance Acquisition and Support Growth Initiatives
Redwire Corporation has completed its previously announced acquisition of Belgium-based commercial space business, QinetiQ Space NV. The Company also announced today that Bain Capital and AE Industrial Partners together will make an investment of $80 million in the form of equity-linked securities that will be used to finance the Space NV acquisition and to support Redwire’s growth initiatives.
The transaction expands Redwire’s portfolio through Space NV’s complementary core space infrastructure offerings including advanced payloads, small satellite technology, berthing and docking equipment and space instruments. Joining Space NV’s business with Redwire enhances the Company’s scale and innovation capabilities across numerous high-growth space areas and provides an expanded total addressable market and increased exposure to European customers, including the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO).
“We are thrilled to complete our acquisition of Space NV and close this important financing with Bain Capital and AEI,” said Peter Cannito, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Redwire. “This is another step toward demonstrating that Redwire is a pure play public space platform that can effectively scale through organic and inorganic growth to achieve operating leverage for the business. Space NV adds significant flight heritage, innovation, profitable topline growth, broader access to addressable markets and a significant backlog. The addition of Space NV and the growth capital from Bain Capital and AEI leave us well positioned for the future.”
As previously announced, under the terms of the agreement, Redwire paid €32 million, subject to customary working capital adjustments, to QinetiQ Group plc (“QinetiQ Group”). The Company continues to anticipate the transaction will be accretive to Redwire’s revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow, after giving effect to the financing. The Company also continues to anticipate integrating Space NV into Redwire without disruption to either business, maintaining Space NV’s existing facilities, management and operational structures.