Directional Aviation Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Directional Aviation Capital’s most common sector for investment is aerospace (100%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and secondary buyout (40%). In total, Directional Aviation Capital has invested in 4 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Flexjet for $185M.

In the last 3 years, Directional Aviation Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is stake purchase (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Directional Aviation Capital

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www.directionalaviation.com

Directional Aviation Capital is a private investment and holding company focused on the aviation sector. Specific areas of interest include fractional jet ownership, jet cards, charter, fleet management, remanufacturing, and aviation parts distribution. Directional Aviation Capital was established in 1981 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Airlines, Business Services, Manufacturing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 4 - - 1 - - 5
vol $185M $185M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Simcom Training Centers 2019-08-29 - Stake Purchase
Orlando, Florida · www.simulator.com
Simcom Training Centers 2018-10-19 - Secondary Buyout
Orlando, Florida · www.simulator.com
Flexjet LLC 2013-09-05 185M USD Divestiture
Richardson, Texas · www.flexjet.com
Sentient Jet LLC 2012-06-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Braintree, Massachusetts · www.sentient.com
Everest Fuel Management LLC 2012-06-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Braintree, Massachusetts · www.everest-fuel.com
Flight Options LLC 2008-04-20 - Secondary Buyout
Cleveland, Ohio · www.flightoptions.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Aerospace 4 (100%) 185M (100%) 5 (100%) 185M (100%)
Total 4 $185M 5 $185M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) 185M (100%) 5 (100%) 185M (100%)
  Massachusetts 2 (50%) - 2 (40%) -
  Texas 1 (25%) 185M (100%) 1 (20%) 185M (100%)
  Ohio 1 (25%) - 1 (20%) -
  Florida - - 1 (20%) -
Total 4 $185M 5 $185M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (50%) - 2 (40%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (25%) - 2 (40%) -
Divestiture 1 (25%) 185M (100%) 1 (20%) 185M (100%)
Total 4 $185M 5 $185M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Stake Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $185M
TOTAL $185M
Largest Flexjet LLC
$185M (2013-09-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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