Turnaround player Better Capital has sold aerospace components supplier Gardner Aerospace Holdings to trade buyer Shaanxi Ligeance Mineral Resources (SLMR) in a deal giving the business an enterprise value of £326m.
GP is deploying capital from its Gradiente II fund, which held a first close in November 2017
JV will be based in London and led by 21 Partners' founder and managing partner Alessandro Benetton
Vendors include Sunstone Capital, Ysios Capital Partners and Forbion Capital Partners
New investment will be used to scale up operations in Germany and the US