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Sold a manufacturer of precision-machined parts for aviation markets to a financial buyer building a diversified aviation platform.


Milwaukee, Wisconsin, January 18, 2012 – Cleary Gull Inc. advises Aviation Manufacturing Group, LLC d/b/a The Freeman Company in its sale to JLL Partners

Cleary Gull Inc. is pleased to announce the sale of Aviation Manufacturing Group, LLC d/b/a The Freeman Company, a portfolio company of Pinecreek Capital Partners, L.P., MACC PEI Liquidating Trust and the North Dakota Small Business Investment Company, LP, to JLL Partners. Cleary Gull acted as exclusive financial advisor to Freeman.

The Freeman Company, located in Yankton, South Dakota, is a leading manufacturer of swaged tubular components and precision machined parts and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers and for Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to the aerospace industry.



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