Cobbetts advises entrepreneur over engineering acquisition

The Birmingham office of Cobbetts has advised entrepreneur Andrew Redfern on his acquisition of Coventry-based engineering firm Lightning Aerospace.

Lightning Aerospace, which was established in 1992, provides engineering services to the defence, commercial and aerospace sectors across three specialist areas: laser and water jet material cutting; fabrication of steel and aluminium components; and bespoke wire harnessing.

The firm employs 30 people from its base in Coventry and supplies a global client base with high-specification hardware products.

Andrew Redfern, managing director at Lightning Aerospace, said: ’I am privileged to be taking ownership of one of our region’s finest engineering and manufacturing firms. I am well suited to Lightning Aerospace, my commitment to delivering ongoing operational improvement is something I share with Lightning Aerospace, and this will allow us to deliver ever higher levels of performance for our customers.’