Makaira Partners Acquires More Wesco Aircraft Holdings ~ market folly

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Makaira Partners Acquires More Wesco Aircraft Holdings

Tom Bancroft's investment firm Makaira Partners has filed a Form 4 with the SEC regarding its stake in Wesco Aircraft Holdings (WAIR).  Per the filing, Makaira acquired WAIR shares on August 16th, 17th, 18th, and 21st.

They were buying at weighted average prices between $7.65 to $7.85.  In total, they bought 123,067 shares.  After these transactions, they now own over 10 million shares.

Prior to founding Makaira, Bancroft worked with Lou Simpson.

Per Google Finance, Wesco Aircraft Holdings is "a distributor and provider of supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry. The Company operates through two segments: North America and Rest of World. As of September 30, 2016, the Company supplied over 565,000 active stock-keeping units (SKUs), including C-class hardware, chemicals, electronic components, bearings, tools and machined parts. The Company's products include Hardware, Chemicals, Electronic Components, Bearings and Other Products. Its Services include Quality Assurance, Kitting and JIT Supply Chain Management. It caters to commercial, military and general aviation sectors, including the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their subcontractors, through which it supports various Western aircraft programs, and also sells products to airline-affiliated and independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers. It also services industrial customers."

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