JW Hill Capital partners with digEcor to acquire commercial IFE business from Collins Aerospace

January 22, 2019, Newport Beach, CA – JW Hill Capital announced today its partnership with digEcor, based in Brisbane, Australia, in the acquisition of the commercial In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) business from Collins Aerospace.  That business originated with Rockwell Collins, which was acquired by United Technologies in 2018.

This acquisition brings together 40 years of experience and innovation in IFE—starting with Hughes Avicom and Sony Transcom, then Rockwell Collins and digEcor—into a new global business named Burrana.

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JW Hill Capital Acquires GKN Aerospace Bandy Machining, Inc.

Newport Beach, CA – August 17, 2017 – JW Hill Capital announced today the acquisition of GKN Aerospace Bandy Machining, Inc. (“Bandy” or the “Company”), a subsidiary of GKN Aerospace.   For over 50 years Bandy has been the leading producer of specialized hinges used in a wide variety of aerospace, defense, and industrial applications.

Located in Burbank, California, Bandy manufactures complex, close-tolerance hinges that are used on numerous commercial and military platforms.  The Company’s expertise includes proprietary drilling processes that allow the Company to manufacture long hinge lengths at very tight tolerances across a variety of materials including titanium, aluminum, stainless steel and bronze. Customers rely on the Company’s expertise to handle complex aerospace parts.  Bandy produces over 100,000 hinges per year. Continue reading

JW Hill Capital and Gemini Investors Acquire Aerospace Contacts

Newport Beach, CA – February 1, 2016 – JW Hill Capital announced today the acquisition of Aerospace Contacts LLC (“AC” or the “Company”) in partnership with Gemini Investors.   AC is the industry leader in providing highly engineered, short lead-time contacts and hardware for the harsh environment connector industry.

Located in Tempe, Arizona, AC was founded in 1999 by Sal Kielbus.  The Company specializes in manufacturing MIL-SPEC contacts with modified terminations for the aerospace industry and contact assemblies of custom design. This capability includes making wire wrap, PC tail, crimp or solder cup terminations using state-of-the-art screw machines made by Tornos, Citizen and Tsugami.  Aerospace Contacts provides contacts for the majority of the connector manufacturers. Continue reading