Precision Castparts grows with 15th acquisition

| Print |  Email
Articles - March 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010

Oregon’s fastest-growing public company has grown even more formidable — and complicated — with its recent acquisition of a 49% share in Yangzhou Chengde Steel Tube Co. of Jiangsu Province, China.

The deal represents the 15th acquisition Portland-based Precision Castparts (PCP) has made since Mark Donegan took over as CEO in 2002. Donegan has earned a strong reputation among investors and analysts as a hard-charging leader who has grown the company’s market value by a factor of 10 in less than eight years. The company ranked 362nd on the most recent Fortune 500 list.

Donegan has been relentless in his pursuit of metal casting companies specializing in aeronautics. Here’s a list of businesses PCP has purchased since Donegan took over, investing a total of $3.9 billion:

December 2003: SPS Technologies of Jenkintown, Pa., for $729 million
March 2005: Air Industries Corp. of Garden Grove, Calif., for $198 million
January 2006: Shur-Lok and Shur-Lok Intl. of Irvine, Calif., for $113 million
May 2006: Special Metals of Huntington, W.Va., for $528 million
February 2007: GSC Foundries of Ogden, Utah, $77 million
February 2007: Cherry Aerospace of Santa Ana, Calif., for $298 million
April 2007: McWilliams Forge of Rockaway, N.J., $91 million
July 2007: Caledonian Alloys, Livingston, Scotland, $208 million
September 2008: Airdrome Precision Components, Long Beach, Calif., price undisclosed
September 2008: AF Aerospace, Rugby, England, price undisclosed
November 2008: Fatigue Technology, Seattle, Wash., price undisclosed
December 2008: Hackney Ladish Holding Corp, Dallas, Texas, price undisclosed
September 2009: Carlton Forge Works, Paramount, Calif., for $850 million
January 2010: Yangzhou Chengde Steel Tube, China, $350 million

In a recent earnings call, Donegan said PCP had been pursuing the Chengde deal for more than a year and told analysts, “We are not going to retreat from taking advantage of every single opportunity to derive value from our businesses.”

BEN JACKLET
 

More Articles

Closing the Gap: The two Oregons and the way forward

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

"Nostalgia is not an economic strategy."


Read more...

The city as startup

Guest Blog
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
011415 citystartup-thumbBY NISHANT BHAJARIA | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Startups in the growth phase are associated with a fresh infusion of capital — human and financial — a curiosity factor and products to disrupt the market and drive demand. Portland’s economy gives off the same aroma.


Read more...

All Rise

March 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Don’t just sit there. For a healthy workplace, move up and down — and all around.


Read more...

Raising the Stakes

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

The 2014 Bend Venture Conference set a record for the most cash, investments and prizes awarded at an angel conference in the Pacific Northwest. Investments in the six winning companies exceeded $1 million. The 11th annual conference was hosted by Economic Development of Central Oregon.


Read more...

Downtime with the president of NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson

March 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Live, Work, Play: Catching up with Chris Johnson.


Read more...

Game On

March 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

The big news at Oregon Business is we’re getting a ping pong table. After reading the descriptions of the 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon, a disproportionate number of which feature table tennis in the office, I decided it was time to bring our own workplace into the 21st century. It was a tough call, but it’s lonely at the top, and someone has to make the hard decisions.


Read more...

100 Best: The Power of the Worker

March 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
AND AMY MILSHTEIN | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Technology is empowering people like never before and transforming how employees interact in the workplace. How can companies attract and keep staff engaged in this rapidly changing world?


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS