Transtar Metals, headquartered in Torrance, California, is a leading global manager of the aerospace and defense industries’ high-performance alloy supply chain. The company offers a wide selection of highly specialized products and is the only major supplier of both flat-rolled and extruded high-performance alloy products. Transtar operates through eight major facilities strategically located in aerospace hubs throughout the United States and Europe, from which it ships products throughout the world.
Ameridan was engaged by a leading private equity firm to conduct customer and market diligence. Ameridan’s work focused on assessing the state of Transtar’s overall relationships with its key customers. The project examined major customers’ medium term purchase expectations, including the main assumptions/drivers of their expectations and the stickiness of key customer relationships in light of switching costs, qualification processes, competitor abilities, and other issues.