eCube Solutions has been sold to Baird Capital Partners

eCube Solutions, a leading provider of aircraft end-of-life services, has been sold to Baird Capital. Steen Associates acted as sole financial advisor to the shareholders of eCube Solutions Ltd.

eCube Solutions is the European leader in aircraft end-of-life services to many of the world’s major leasing companies, airlines, investment funds and MRO and parts distribution companies. Core services provided by eCube include aircraft storage, disassembly and parts re-use and recycling services.

eCube is headquartered in St. Athan, Wales, with a second European hub in Castellón, Spain. Founded in 2011 by Tim Schmidt and Mike Corne, the company has experienced rapid growth and this investment will allow eCube to continue its focus on innovation and growth

Steen Associates conducted a review of all options for the shareholders of eCube, including but not limited to: a refinancing, sale to trade buyer, IPO and partnership with family offices. For a number of reasons, including retaining material equity upside, the final result involved a refinancing with Baird Capital.

Steen Associates also completed a detailed strategic review of eCube prior to sale ensuring the shareholders were best placed to achieve maximum value despite the unprecedented challenges to the aviation sector posed by COVID-19, resulting in the bulk of the transaction being carried out remotely. 

eCube were also advised by Squire Patten Boggs (legal) and Mazars provided accounting support prior to completion.