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Melrose Industries acquires underperforming industrial companies. It undertakes operational improvements through restructuring and investment before disposing of the assets. Deals are individually financed through new equity (and debt) with proceeds returned in cash post value realisation.
Interim results were in line with expectations with no change to full year guidance. Automotive margins made progress on H221 but were held back by the industry supply chain/chip issues and inflationary pressures, both of which are set to improve in H2. Aerospace margins continue to recover which, with restructuring programmes all now underway and the market starting to recover, bodes well for achieving targeted 14% margin.
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Melrose has a proven track record for its ‘buy, improve, sell’ strategy having completed four transactions since 2005 generating an IRR for shareholders of c 20%. The latest transaction, GKN (acquired in 2018) is well advanced in restructuring, hence the decision to demerge the Automotive business to enable it to develop its EV opportunities as a standalone entity while Melrose/Aerospace is expected to be re-rated ex automotive and offer a platform for the next stage of Melrose development.
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