Christine de Briganti
Tikehau Ace Capital is a private equity firm specialised in strategic industries and technologies, with €1.3 billion in
assets under management. Founded in 2000, Ace invests with a vertical approach in strategic industries (e.g. Aerospace, Defense and technologies (e.g. Cybersecurity). Ace has built its model on strategic partnerships with large corporates (including Airbus, Safran, Dassault Aviation, Thales, EDF, Naval Group, and Sopra Steria), which invest in its funds and maintain an ongoing dialogue with the firm, enabling Ace to take a differentiated approach to investing.
Tikehau Ace is present in Paris, Toulouse and benefits from the worldwide presence of Tikehau Capital.
Established in 1976, Rossi Aero focuses on custom component manufacturing, small and medium series manufacturing, MRO and MCO. Rossi Aero has about 200 employees and generated a turnover of about €20 million in 2020.
Specialised in the design and production of structural parts and sub-assemblies for aircraft manufacturers and equipment suppliers, the Group has integrated know-how in the precision machining of light alloys and hard metals, sheet metal work, surface treatment and assembly. Rossi Aero operates three factories around Toulouse, close to its customers to ensure respect of deadlines and high level of quality. The company is in particular a strategic supplier of Airbus.
Rossi Aero diversified in component manufacturing in small and medium size batches, with the construction of a cutting-edge plant in terms of equipment, robotics and process automation (Eurocentre). With the health crisis that had a strong impact on
all aeronautical OEMs, the Group has sought to strengthen its financial capacity, in particular to ensure the good continuity of the activity of the Eurocentre plant.
In this context, Tikehau Ace Capital’s investment in Rossi Aero strengthens the Group’s capital structure and accelerates its national and international development in the perspective of
recovery in aircraft production rates.
Aurignac assisted Tikehau Ace Capital in the realisation of this project by combining two key areas of expertise: comprehensive understanding of the aeronautics sector and the ability to support investment funds.