American Airlines - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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American Airlines M&A Summary

American Airlines has acquired 4 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 2 assets.

American Airlines’ largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired US Airways Group for $11.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2008, when it sold American Beacon Advisors to TPG for $480M. American Airlines has acquired in 2 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include aerospace (75%) and airlines (25%).

American Airlines Business Overview

Where is American Airlines headquartered?

American Airlines is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

What is American Airlines’ revenue?

American Airlines disclosed revenue of 52,788M USD for 2023 and 48,971M USD for 2022.

How many employees does American Airlines have?

American Airlines has 132,800 employees.

What sector is American Airlines in?

American Airlines is an airlines company.

When was American Airlines founded?

American Airlines was founded in 1930.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 7

American Airlines

American Airlines Group, Inc.

1 Skyview Drive,
Fort Worth, Texas 76155
United States,
(682) 278-9000
www.aa.com

American Airlines is the holding company for American Airlines. American offers an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. American Airlines was incorporated in 1930 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 1 - 1 2 - - 4
vol $11.0B $11.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $555M $555M
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Universal Hydrogen Co. 2022-10-10 - Growth Capital
Hawthorne, California · www.hydrogen.aero
ZeroAvia, Inc. 2022-08-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Hollister, California · www.zeroavia.com
Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd. 2021-06-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Bristol, United Kingdom · www.vertical-aerospace.com
US Airways Group, Inc. 2013-02-14 11.0B USD Merger
Tempe, Arizona · www.usairways.com
American Beacon Advisors, Inc. 2008-09-15 480M USD Divestiture
Irving, Texas · www.americanbeaconfunds.com
Worldwide Flight Services, Inc. 1999-03-01 75M USD Divestiture
Roissy, France · www.wfs.aero
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Aerospace 3 (75%) - - -
Airlines 1 (25%) 11.0B (100%) 1 (50%) 75M (14%)
Financial Services - - 1 (50%) 480M (86%)
Total 4 $11.0B 2 $555M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 11.0B 1 480M
  California 2 - - -
  Arizona 1 11.0B - -
  Texas - - 1 480M
France - - 1 75M
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 3 (75%) 11.0B (100%) 1 (50%) 480M (86%)
Cross-border 1 (25%) - 1 (50%) 75M (14%)
Total 4 $11.0B 2 $555M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance
1
Legal Deals
Debevoise & Plimpton
1
Jones Day
1
K&L Gates
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $11.0B
TOTAL $11.0B
Largest US Airways Group, Inc.
$11.0B (2013-02-14)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $480M
< $100M 1 $75M
TOTAL $555M
Largest American Beacon Advisors, Inc.
$480M (2008-09-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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