Arinc sale back on table?

After struggling to offload Arinc in 2010, US private equity firm Carlyle Group is reported to be considering hiving off its consulting division to make its sale prospects more appealing.
Carlyle, which hired Goldman Sachs to advise it on the sale is reported to have now dropped the alternative of an initial public offering and is thought to favour once again the option of a sale.
Carlyle bought Arinc for an undisclosed sum in October 2007 from six US airlines, including AMR Corp. It was asking for more than $1 billion back in 2010, but failed to drum up sufficient interest to sell the entire business.
Several strategic buyers including Raytheon were understood to be in interested in different parts of Arinc such as the air traffic control business, but Carlyle did not want to break up the company.