Tods Aerospace & Defence specialises in the engineering, design and manufacture of composite materials technology for aerospace and naval acoustic structures. Its products include sonar bow domes (in service with navies worldwide) and radomes to protect radar and communications equipment, and aerospace interior assemblies. 

The acquisition of Tods is a further step in Acorn Growth Companies' global growth strategy,” says Rick Nagel, Acorn Growth Companies Partner: “Tods’ sophisticated engineering, design and build experience will further complement our capabilities and also strengthens and diversifies our existing customer base.”

By joining such an innovative and strategically focused team, Tods will become a more resourceful strategic partner to our customers, and also be better positioned to address significant market trends.
Simon Finch, President, Tods Aerospace & Defence

“This addition will lead to further group innovation, efficiencies and ultimately create a higher value partnership with our customers,” adds Rick Armstrong, President & CEO of AGC Composites & Aerostructures.

“Tods will play an integral role in the strategic advancement of our group platform as we further penetrate the European, Middle East and Asian marketplaces.”

Tods will become the fifth business to be consolidated into AGC Composites & Aerostructures.

Acorn Growth Companies

Acorn Growth Companies is a private equity firm focused on aerospace and defence and oversees management and control of the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio companies. The firm has over $200 million under management with companies across the USA and UK, operating worldwide under its primary banner AGC Aerospace & Defense.

The Edgewater Funds is a Chicago-based private equity firm with nearly $1.4 billion in capital under management. Edgewater focuses on funding high quality middle market companies where it can add substantial value through capital, experience and its broad network.

The Tods executive team will be integrated into AGC Composites & Aerostructures and do business as Tods Composite Solutions, an AGC Aerospace & Defense Company.

Details of the transaction were not disclosed.