Analysis of investments in the aerospace sector. PLD completes its €17M round with a new €9M round.

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BY : Diego GutiérrezJune Wed, 2018

From a corporate finance perspective, we look at investments in the aerospace sector. In this case, we analyse the new €9m follow-on round for PLD and the acquisition of the Tryo Group by the Spanish company Sener.

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From a corporate finance perspective, we look at investments in the aerospace sector. In this case, we analyse the new €9m follow-on round for PLD and the acquisition of the Tryo Group by the Spanish company Sener.

PLD completes its €17m round with a new €9m round.

On 19 June 2018, the technology company PLD Space closed a new financing round worth €9M. The round is composed of €7.1M from private investment and €1.9M from public investment. With this round, it completes its Series A round of €17M. This first round took place in January 2017, and thanks to it, PLD Space grew and increased its staff from 6 to 40 employees, i.e. the same as today, and also allowed it to carry out the engineering development for the ARION 1 space rocket. Among the new investors, the Spanish aeronautical company Alciturri and the investment fund JME (José Manuel Entrecanales) are worth mentioning. PLD Space is a Spanish company founded in 2011 that develops reusable space rockets, and is currently developing two rockets: the ARION 1 and ARION 2.


Sener acquires Tryo Group

On the same 19 June 2018, in the same sector, an operation took place involving two Spanish companies, both focused on technological engineering.

Sener is a Spanish engineering and technology company that is active in engineering, but also in construction and systems integration. It acquired the Spanish Grupo Tryo from Alantra Partners and other private minority investors. The amount of the transaction is not known. On the other hand, Grupo Tryo, the acquired company, based in Bilbao, is a company dedicated to the design and manufacture of electronic systems and components.

The acquisition will allow Sener to complement its capabilities in aerospace communications systems, while expanding its engineering capacity into industrial activity in the space and defence sectors.


Other investments in the aerospace sector

Company Description Country Amount Date
UrtheCast UrtheCast is developing the world's first Ultra HD Earth video, broadcast from the International Space Station (ISS) in full colour. Canada $142M 24/05/2018
SpaceX SpaceX is an aerospace and aviation company that designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. USA. USA. $214M 18/04/2018
SMBC Aviation Capital SMBC Aviation Capital is a global aircraft leasing company that leases commercial aircraft to airlines. Ireland $600M 07/04/2018
Spaceflights Industries Spaceflights Industries provides cost-effective services and solutions for small satellites to enable new applications through the commercialisation of space. USA. USA. $150M 13/03/2018
Global Eagle Entertainment Global Eagle is a content distribution platform that provides in-flight video content and information services for the airline industry. USA. USA. $150M 09/03/2018

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