Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced today that it has sold Nobles Worldwide Inc. (“Nobles” or the “Company”) to an affiliate of Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO).
Nobles, based in St. Croix Falls, WI, is the global market leader in the design and manufacturing of ammunition handling systems for the U.S. Armed Forces and its allies. With a legacy that spans over 70 years, the Company supplies key aircraft, naval ship and ground vehicle platforms.
Micah Levin, Managing Director of LLCP, said, “The Nobles investment has been very successful for LLCP, our partners and the Company’s management team. Since our initial investment in 2014, we are proud to have enhanced the value of Nobles by investing in a best-in-class management team, driving growth and diversification through international and ground vehicle business development, accelerating product innovation, and implementing operational improvements. We are excited for the future of Nobles, and we wish the team continued success.”
Will Wennberg, President of Nobles, commented, “It has been a true pleasure partnering with the LLCP team through this time of unprecedented growth. We have appreciated their support in advancing our strategic initiatives. We have benefitted significantly from our collaboration and are excited to enter the next phase of growth.”
Houlihan Lokey served as financial advisor and Honigman LLP served as legal advisor to Nobles in connection with the sale.
About Ducommun Incorporated
Ducommun Incorporated delivers value-added innovative manufacturing solutions to customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. As the successor to a business that was founded in 1849, the Company specializes in two core areas – Electronic Systems and Structural Systems – to produce complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications.
For more information, visit www.ducommun.com.