Belcan Completes Acquisition of East Kilbride Engineering Services

Cincinnati, Ohio – February 29, 2016 – Belcan, LLC (“Belcan”), a global supplier of engineering consultancy services and technical staffing solutions, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of European-based East Kilbride Engineering Services (EKES), a leading engineering consultancy company across a variety of disciplines and sectors. Terms were not disclosed. The transaction was initially announced on January 27, 2016.

EKES, founded in 1996 by former Rolls-Royce aero engineers, provides engineering solutions and recruitment services in the U.K. and Europe to engineering firms and manufacturers in a variety of sectors, including aerospace, marine, nuclear energy, and oil and gas.

Belcan is owned by AE Industrial Partners, LLC (“AEI”), a private equity investor in aerospace, power generation and specialty industrial companies.

About Belcan, LLC

Belcan is a global supplier of engineering consultancy services and technical staffing solutions to a diverse spectrum of industries. Belcan’s dedication to the success of its clients and employees, along with a commitment to engineering better outcomes through adaptive and integrated services, has led to nearly 60 years of growth and success. From jet engines to electronics, heavy equipment to pharmaceuticals, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide customer-driven solutions that are flexible, scalable, and cost-effective. For more information, please visit www.belcancorporation.com

About EKES

East Kilbride Engineering Services (EKES) was formed in 1996 by a core team of highly skilled, professional, Rolls-Royce aero engineers. From this core team, EKES has grown to become a world-leading engineering consultancy across a variety of disciplines and sectors. EKES employs more than 300 engineers at its U.K., Germany and Poland offices as well as within its clients’ facilities in the U.K. and Europe.

EKES prides itself on its desire and ability to understand the wider engineering issues, providing optimized solutions and recommendations which fulfill customer requirements. Today, EKES is recognized throughout for its engineering expertise providing specialist services to a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, marine, renewables, and oil and gas. EKES also offers expert recruitment services, providing clients with personnel to meet their specific requirements. For more information, please visit www.ekes.co.uk

About AE Industrial Partners, LLC

AE Industrial Partners, LLC is a leading private equity firm in the aerospace, power generation and specialty industrial sectors, focusing on highly technical manufacturing, distribution and supply chain management, MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and industrial service-based businesses. AE Industrial’s team includes partners with C-suite operating experience in organizations such as GE, Gulfstream Aerospace, Power Systems Manufacturing, Hawker Beechcraft, Landmark Aviation, Bombardier, IDEX, Aviall, B/E Aerospace, NetJets, and Grand Prairie. For more information, please visit www.aeroequity.com