logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Carlyle Group To Buy Landmark Aviation: Reports

Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP (CG) will buy Landmark Aviation from GTCR Golder Rauner and Platform Partners for $625 million, according to reports. Landmark Aviation operates one of the largest fixed based operation networks in the world, with 51 locations throughout the United States, Canada and France.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Equity capital for the transaction will come from Carlyle Partners V, a buyout fund, Carlyle Group said in a statement. Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets and Barclays have agreed to provide debt financing for the deal.

For Carlyle, this will mark the second time it has owned Landmark. The Washington D.C.-based formed the company in 2004 when it combined three businesses: Garrett Aviation Services, Piedmont Hawthorne and Associated Air Center. The firm sold Landmark in 2007 to aircraft leasing and maintenance company Dubai Aerospace Enterprise in a deal valued at $766 million.

GTCR and co-investor Platform Partners LLC acquired the company for $435 million from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, with GTCR investing out of its ninth fund, a $2.75 billion vehicle raised in 2006.

Carlyle Group shares closed up 1.12% at $27.02 on Friday on the Nasdaq.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

More Breaking News

0 Articles
Editors Pick
Poultry giant Sanderson Farms has blamed the national anthem protests in National Football League for its lower sales for the fourth-quarter and full year. Sanderson Farms, which is one of the biggest chicken providers in the US, said that NFL protests involving players taking a knee during the national... Amazon would reportedly sell Google's Chromecast streaming adapter for this Christmas. The online retailer giant has banned the product from its site for the last two years and has presumably settle the issues. Though the product is not available for sale, it has listed 4K-capable Chromecast Ultra adapter. Europe's no-frills airline Ryanair recognized pilot union for a smooth holiday season ahead. The airline had a discussion with its pilots union in Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal to iron out the issues. The pilots working for Ryanair have been enjoying different status and many of them were reportedly not in the rolls as full timers.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT