KLX Splits in Two – Sells Aerospace to Boeing, OFS Spin-Off

KLX Inc. is the “world’s leading provider” of aerospace fasteners, consumables, and logistics services, operating as KLX Aerospace Solutions. Little known fact: KLX also provides oilfield services and associated rental equipment across North America as KLX Energy Services. In particular, KLX operates in the Marcellus/Utica region. KLX Energy Services is actually an umbrella covering seven companies KLX has acquired in the energy services sector. Each unit is in the business of providing technical services and related rental equipment to oil and gas exploration and production companies (i.e. drillers). KLX provides a broad range of solutions and equipment. Here’s the big news: KLX the aerospace company is selling itself to Boeing (yes, that Boeing) for $4.25 billion ($3.25 billion in cash and assuming $1 billion in debt). But Boeing isn’t interested in the oilfield services business, so KLX Energy Services is being spun off into a standalone company. Here’s the details…

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