InsideArbitrage Potential Deal Alert: Boeing (BA) in Talks to Buy Troubled Supplier Spirit AeroSystems (SPR)

  • March 1, 2024


StockSpirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc.SymbolSPR
Date Announced03/01/2024Source Wall Street Journal
TypeNews Report

According to WSJ, Boeing (BA) is in talks to acquire troubled supplier Spirit AeroSystems (SPR).

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March 1, 2024: Boeing (BA) and Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) on Friday confirmed that they are in preliminary acquisition talks.

March 25, 2024:  Boeing (BA) CEO Dave Calhoun announced that he’s stepping down as Boeing’s head at the end of the year, and said he hopes a deal with Spirit will be inked soon.

April 4, 2024: Reuters reported Boeing (BA) and Airbus are edging towards a potentially coordinated deal to split operations of troubled supplier Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) taking on plants needed to support their top jet programs.

April 23, 2024: According to Bloomberg, Boeing’s (BA) plan to buy back supplier Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) has become mired in protracted discussions over pricing for factories that make components for Airbus SE, complicating the US planemaker’s efforts to gain tighter control over manufacturing quality.

Since Boeing first confirmed its intention in early March to re-integrate Spirit, talks have only progressed slowly and don’t appear anywhere close to completion.

April 24, 2024: Boeing (BA) CEO Dave Calhoun said in an interview on CNBC that the potential deal with Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) is not getting delayed, he expects to get the deal announced in the second quarter, adding “it’s more than likely.”

April 30, 2024: According to Bloomberg, Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) and Airbus SE are dispatching senior executives to a meeting in New York in the coming days to chart a path forward for a takeover of key aircraft-manufacturing assets. The face-to-face session is set to involve Spirit Chief Executive Officer Pat Shanahan, while Airbus may send Christian Scherer, the head of its commercial aircraft business.

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