Storied aerospace and defense supplier Ducommun announced Oct. 10 that it has acquired Nobles Worldwide, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance ammunition handling systems for military aircraft, helicopters, ground vehicles and shipboard systems. Ducommun said it used an existing credit line to buy Nobles for $77 million from its private equity owner. Canaccord Genuity analyst Ken Herbert said the deal came after an auction for Nobles and might have paid around 15 times ...


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