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closed 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

United Airlines, acquired Westwind School of Aeronautics

synopsis: United Airlines, a major American airline, is acquiring the Westwind School Of Aeronautics, which owns and operates a flight training school and provides professional flight training programs. Westwind was founded in 1985 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
buyer: United Airlines (UAL:$43,259.00)
United Airlines, Inc. is a major American airline headquartered at Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. It is the third largest airline in the world, measured by fleet size and route network. "
target: Westwind School of Aeronautics
Westwind School Of Aeronautics owns and operates a flight training school. The company provides professional flight training programs. Westwind was founded in 1985 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
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announced 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pennant International Group plc, will acquire Aviation Skills Partnership

synopsis: Pennant, a company that offers a range of technical training solutions to train the next generation of engineers in defense and regulated civilian sectors, is to buy Aviation Skills Partnership, an organization committed to aviation skills training across the UK, promoting the establishment of, and then managing, aviation skills academies.
buyer: Pennant International Group plc (AIM:PEN:$19.82)
Pennant International offers a range of technical training solutions around the world to train the next generation of engineers in defense and regulated civilian sectors. They are based in the UK. "
target: Aviation Skills Partnership
Aviation Skills Partnership is an organization committed to aviation skills training across the UK, promoting the establishment of, and then managing, aviation skills academies. They are based in London.
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$0.33
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announced 10/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Directional Aviation, will acquire SIMCOM Aviation Training

synopsis: Directional Aviation, a private investment firm whose singular focus is private business aviation, will acquire SIMCOM Aviation Training from J.W. Childs Associates, a private equity firm. SIMCOM Aviation Training is a provider of simulator training services for business and general aviation pilots.
buyer: Directional Aviation
Directional Aviation Capital is a private investment firm whose singular focus is private business aviation. Combining strategic aviation ownership, unmatched experience and revolutionary vision, Directional continues to innovate and reshape private aviation. "
target parent: J.W. Childs Associates
target: SIMCOM Aviation Training
SIMCOM Aviation Training is a provider of simulator training services for business and general aviation pilots. SIMCOM provides pilot training for jet, turboprop and piston aircraft using high-fidelity, fully immersive, FAA qualified flight training devices and full-motion simulators.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

SIMCOM International, acquired Turbine Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: SIMCOM International, a training company that offers business and general aviation pilots the best quality simulator training at the best prices in the industry, has announced the acquisition of Turbine Solutions, Inc. (TSI), the leading in‐aircraft training provider for the Daher TBM series aircraft.
buyer: SIMCOM International
From their training centers located in Orlando, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona, SIMCOM offers business and general aviation pilots the best quality simulator training at the best prices in the industry. "
target: Turbine Solutions, Inc.
Turbine Solutions, Inc. is the leading in‐aircraft training provider for the Daher TBM series aircraft. TSI provides both initial and recurrent training in the Socata TBM 700, 850, 900, and 930 series of aircraft.
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closed 4/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Naljets, purchased Leeds location from Multiflight Ltd.

synopsis: Business jet management company Naljets has acquired the Multiflight Flight Training Centre at Leeds Bradford Airport. Multiflight is a leading UK private aviation company offering a comprehensive range of aviation facilities and services, including training, to customers worldwide.
buyer: Naljets
Naljets provide a range of aviation services from turnkey aircraft management to individual assistance on acquisition, entry into service, crewing, trip planning, regulatory requirements and specific project consultancy. "
seller: Multiflight Ltd.
The acquisition includes the Multiflight Flight Training Centre at Leeds Bradford Airport. Multiflight is a leading UK private aviation company offering a comprehensive range of aviation facilities and services, including training, to customers worldwide.
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closed 7/2/2014 via BusinessWire

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., acquired ProFlight, LLC

synopsis: TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a company that delivers innovative solutions to the civil and military markets, has acquired ProFlight, LLC, a leader in innovative and advanced pilot training. ProFlight was founded in 1988 by professional pilot instructors who saw a need beyond traditional training.
buyer parent: Textron, Inc.
buyer: TRU Simulation + Training Inc.
TRU Simulation + Training Inc. delivers innovative solutions to the civil and military markets while providing superior technical support and customer service. They are known for its Air Transport Simulation, Business & Military Simulation, and Training Centers & Services. "
target: ProFlight, LLC
ProFlight was founded in 1988 by professional pilot instructors who saw a need beyond traditional training. By harnessing emerging technology, 1:1 instruction and vibrant animation for real world, model specific training, ProFlight continues to educate and mold pilots in dynamic methods.
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closed 1/8/2013 via PR Newswire

Pan Am International Flight Academy, acquired Airline Career Academy

synopsis: Pan Am International Flight Academy has acquired Airline Career Academy (ACA), a leading pilot training academy specializing in JAA/EASA and FAA Ab Initio training. ACA will be integrated into Pan Am's operations to offer world class professional pilot training programs that enhance Pan Am's core business of comprehensive solutions for airlines.
buyer parent: American Capital Strategies, Ltd.
buyer: Pan Am International Flight Academy
Pan Am International Flight Academy is one of the largest and most experienced pilot and airline training organizations. The company offers airlines and individuals training on over 60 full-flight simulators with courses for Pilots, Cabin Crew, Mechanics and Aircraft Dispatchers. "
target: Airline Career Academy
Airline Career Academy (ACA) is a leading pilot training academy specializing in JAA/EASA and FAA Ab Initio training. ACA is approved to conduct European JAA and American FAA flight training courses, all the way from the basic Private Pilot to the complete Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.
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closed 5/16/2012 via Market Wire

CAE, Inc., acquired Oxford Aviation Academy, Ltd.

synopsis: CAE has acquired Oxford Aviation Academy, an industry-leading provider of aviation training and crew sourcing services for C$314 million. This acquisition strengthens CAE's leadership and global reach in civil aviation training by increasing its training centre footprint, growing its Ab-Initio flight training network.
buyer: CAE, Inc. (CAE:$2,198.54)
CAE is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. CAE offers civil aviation, military, and helicopter training services in more than 45 locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crewmembers yearly. "
target parent: STAR Capital Partners Limited
target: Oxford Aviation Academy, Ltd.
Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) is one of the world's leading independent providers of integrated aviation training and resourcing services. OAA operates 105 training aircraft, 64 simulators and 10 training centres delivering an innovative and comprehensive portfolio of aviation training courses.
price ($mm)
$315
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$277
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closed 11/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Atlantic Aviation Inc., acquired A-Cent Aviation, Inc.

synopsis: Atlantic Aviation, a unit of Quasar Aerospace Industries Inc., has completed the acquisition of A-Cent Aviation, Inc. located at the Colorado Springs Municipal airport in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A-Cent, a FAA Part 141 certified flight school, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Quasar.
buyer parent: Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc.
buyer: Atlantic Aviation Inc.
Atlantic Aviation Inc. provides flight training services. It offers introductory flight, private pilot flight, student pilot flight experience, flight simulator, and teen programs. The company also provides personalized training, classroom lectures, and use of aircraft for practical examinations. "
target: A-Cent Aviation, Inc.
A-Cent Aviation, Inc. owns and operates a flight training school in Colorado Springs. It offers simulator training; and provides aircraft for flight instruction and rental, as well as sells new and used aircraft.
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closed 1/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Airbus SE, acquired Strategic Simulation Solutions

synopsis: Airbus, a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions, has acquired Strategic Simulation Solutions, a flight training center in Aurora, Colorado. Strategic Simulation Solutions primarily supports Frontier Airlines. They use the highest-level flight simulators to train Frontier Airlines' pilots.
buyer: Airbus SE (ENXTPA:AIR:$78,329.94)
Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. They are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. They aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world. "
target: Strategic Simulation Solutions
Strategic Simulation Solutions is a flight training center in Aurora, Colorado. The training center primarily supports Frontier Airlines. Strategic Simulation Solutions has two A320 Family, FAA Level D full flight simulators that are used to train Frontier Airlines' pilots.
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announced 2/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Delta Drone SA, will acquire Techni Drone SAS

synopsis: Delta Drone Group and Techni Drone announce the signing of an agreement under which Delta Drone is to acquire a 51% stake in Techni Drone. The transaction will be paid in existing Delta Drone shares. Established in 2013, Techni Drone has rapidly established itself as the leader in the training of professional pilots of civilian drones in France.
buyer: Delta Drone SA (ENXTPA:ALDR:$2.07)
The Delta Drone Group is a recognized player in the civilian drones sector for professional use. It develops a global service offering, from the acquisition of data to computer processing using a specifically developed information system, including the provision of professional pilots. "
target: Techni Drone SAS
Established in 2013, Techni Drone has rapidly established itself as the leader in the training of professional pilots of civilian drones in France, with more than 600 people trained at its current two sites in Baix (Ardèche) and Pornic (Loire Atlantique).
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closed 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Airways Aviation Group, acquired ESMA Aviation Academy

synopsis: The Airways Aviation Group, a world leader in flight training, has acquired ESMA Aviation Academy (Ecole Supérieure des Métiers de l’Aéronautique), the largest and most important multidisciplinary aviation school in Europe. ESMA Aviation Academy offers training for airline pilots, cabin crew, aircraft maintenance, ground staff, and UAV pilots.
buyer: Airways Aviation Group
Airways Aviation is a world leader in flight training. Airways Aviation provides aspiring pilots with EASA or CASA qualifications. It operates world-class Pilot Training Academies in the UK, Spain, Montenegro and Australia, offering a full suite of industry accredited pilot training courses. "
target: ESMA Aviation Academy
ESMA Aviation Academy (Ecole Supérieure des Métiers de l’Aéronautique) is the largest and most important multidisciplinary aviation school in Europe. ESMA Aviation Academy offers training for airline pilots, cabin crew, aircraft maintenance, ground staff, and UAV pilots.
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announced 8/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

CAE, Inc., will acquire AACE

synopsis: CAE, a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets, will acquire AirAsia's 50% stake in AACE, which will give CAE a total of a 100% stake in AACE. AACE is an aviation training center dedicated to setting high standards and pursuing excellence in every field of aviation training.
buyer: CAE, Inc. (CAE:$2,198.54)
CAE is a global leader in delivery of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. They design and integrate the industry's most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge and expertise of their 8,000 employees. "
target parent: AirAsia Berhad
target: AACE
The Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence (AACE) is an aviation training center dedicated to setting high standards and pursuing excellence in every field of aviation training. AACE offers pilot, flight attendant, engineering and ground operation, and corporate leader training services.
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closed 9/30/2016 via BusinessWire

L-3 Communications Holdings, acquired Aerosim Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security, L-3 Communications announced the acquisition of Aerosim. Aerosim is a globally recognized leader in commercial training with capabilities that are complementary to those offered by L-3 CTS.
buyer: L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL:$9,623.00)
L-3 employs approximately 45,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. "
target parent: Lincolnshire Management Inc.
target: Aerosim Technologies, Inc.
Aerosim is a globally recognized leader in commercial training. Aerosim Technologies provides innovative portable and flexible pilot and maintenance technician training products, enhancing efficiency with lower-cost solutions. Aerosim Academy is a flight school for prospective airline pilots.
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closed 5/28/2015 via BusinessWire

L-3 Communications Holdings, acquired CTC Aviation Group Ltd

synopsis: L-3 Communications announced the acquisition of UK-headquartered CTC Aviation Group, now known as L-3 CTC Ltd. L-3 CTC is a high-quality, global airline pilot training and crew resourcing specialist that offers customized and innovative solutions to major airlines and retail customers globally.
buyer: L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL:$9,623.00)
L-3 is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. "
target parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
target: CTC Aviation Group Ltd
CTC Aviation Group Limited is one of the world's leading airline training organisations that specialise in developing innovative solutions for their clients to support aircrew selection, supply and training requirements.
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$220
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closed 8/23/2013 via PR Newswire

ANA Holdings Inc., acquired Pan Am International Flight Academy

synopsis: American Capital, Ltd., a global asset manager, announced that its portfolio company, Pan Am Holdings, Inc., was sold to ANA Holdings Inc, parent company of All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd., one of the leading airlines in the world.
buyer: ANA Holdings Inc.
ANA Holdings Inc. provides passenger and cargo air transportation services in Japan and internationally. It schedules air transportation business and is involved in the business of buying,selling,leasing and maintenance of aircraft and aircraft parts. "
target parent: American Capital Strategies, Ltd.
target: Pan Am International Flight Academy
Pan Am International Flight Academy is one of the largest and most experienced pilot and airline training organizations. The company offers airlines and individuals training on over 60 full-flight simulators with courses for Pilots, Cabin Crew, Mechanics and Aircraft Dispatchers.
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closed 6/25/2012 via Company Press Release

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired CTC Aviation Group Ltd

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity announces that it has completed the management buyout of CTC Aviation Group Limited, a leading global provider of tailor-made aviation training services.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion Private Equity is a private equity firm specializing in growth capital and buyouts of lower small to middle market companies. The firm primarily invests in companies based in UK. It invests between £10 million and £100 million in companies with an EBITDA of atleast £2 million. "
target: CTC Aviation Group Ltd
CTC Aviation Group Limited (“CTC”) is a leading global provider of tailor-made aviation training services. It provides fully integrated training for all stages of the pilot life cycle.
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closed 1/13/2010 via BNC Analysis

Lincolnshire Management Inc., acquired Aerosim Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: In a move to create a premier global provider of aviation training services and technology, private equity firm Lincolnshire Management, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Aerosim Technologies, Inc.
buyer: Lincolnshire Management Inc.
Lincolnshire Management Inc. is a leading private equity firm focused on generating superior returns for investors by acquiring and growing middle market companies across a wide range of industries. "
target: Aerosim Technologies, Inc.
Aerosim Technologies, Inc. is the recognized leader in low cost, hi-fidelity simulation software training products within the aviation industry.
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closed 1/13/2010 via BNC Analysis

Lincolnshire Management Inc., acquired Delta Connection Academy, Inc.

synopsis: In a move to create a premier global provider of aviation training services and technology, private equity firm Lincolnshire Management, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Delta Connection Academy, Inc.
buyer: Lincolnshire Management Inc.
Lincolnshire Management Inc. is a leading private equity firm focused on generating superior returns for investors by acquiring and growing middle market companies across a wide range of industries. "
target parent: Delta Air Lines, Inc.
target: Delta Connection Academy, Inc.
Delta Connection Academy operates a fleet of more than 96 training devices, including the latest in technically advanced aircraft with its fleet of 33 new Cirrus SR-20 G2 aircraft and its Level 3 Advanced Aircraft Training Devices.
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announced 2/21/2018 via PR Newswire

Exchange Income Corporation, will acquire Moncton Flight College

synopsis: Exchange Income Corporation, a diversified, acquisition-oriented corporation, will acquire Moncton Flight College (MFC), the largest flight training college in Canada. MFC offers a full range of training services, from private pilot licensing to commercial pilot programs.
buyer: Exchange Income Corporation (TSX:EIF:$794.30)
Exchange Income Corporation is a diversified, acquisition-oriented corporation focused on opportunities in two sectors: aviation services and equipment, and manufacturing. "
target: Moncton Flight College
Moncton Flight College (MFC) is a flight training college in Canada. They educate aviation professionals using state-of-the-art curriculum, highly qualified instructors and modern facilities. They offer a full range of training services, from private pilot licensing to commercial pilot programs.
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$28
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$6
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closed 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

United Airlines, acquired Westwind School of Aeronautics

synopsis: United Airlines, a major American airline, is acquiring the Westwind School Of Aeronautics, which owns and operates a flight training school and provides professional flight training programs. Westwind was founded in 1985 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
buyer: United Airlines (UAL:$43,259.00)
United Airlines, Inc. is a major American airline headquartered at Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. It is the third largest airline in the world, measured by fleet size and route network. "
target: Westwind School of Aeronautics
Westwind School Of Aeronautics owns and operates a flight training school. The company provides professional flight training programs. Westwind was founded in 1985 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
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closed 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

United Airlines, acquired Westwind School of Aeronautics

synopsis: United Airlines, a major American airline, is acquiring the Westwind School Of Aeronautics, which owns and operates a flight training school and provides professional flight training programs. Westwind was founded in 1985 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
buyer: United Airlines (UAL:$43,259.00)
United Airlines, Inc. is a major American airline headquartered at Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. It is the third largest airline in the world, measured by fleet size and route network. "
target: Westwind School of Aeronautics
Westwind School Of Aeronautics owns and operates a flight training school. The company provides professional flight training programs. Westwind was founded in 1985 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
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closed 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

United Airlines, acquired Westwind School of Aeronautics

synopsis: United Airlines, a major American airline, is acquiring the Westwind School Of Aeronautics, which owns and operates a flight training school and provides professional flight training programs. Westwind was founded in 1985 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
buyer: United Airlines (UAL:$43,259.00)
United Airlines, Inc. is a major American airline headquartered at Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. It is the third largest airline in the world, measured by fleet size and route network. "
target: Westwind School of Aeronautics
Westwind School Of Aeronautics owns and operates a flight training school. The company provides professional flight training programs. Westwind was founded in 1985 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
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closed 8/7/2003 via PR Newswire

Corinthian Colleges, Inc., acquired East Coast Aero Tech, LLC

synopsis: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. announced that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire substantially all of the assets of East Coast Aero Tech, LLC and its one campus for approximately $2.9 million.
buyer: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (COCO:$1,480.80)
Corinthian Colleges is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America, with annual revenues of $1.3 billion and a student population of over 86,000 students. The company's mission is to prepare students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen field. "
target: East Coast Aero Tech, LLC
East Coast Aero Tech, LLC ("ECAT") operates one campus in Bedford, Massachusetts and has been a leader in aircraft maintenance technology training since 1932.
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closed 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Blacklane, acquired Solve Concierge, LLC

synopsis: Blacklane, a provider of professional ground transportation services, has acquired Solve, a platform that allows business and leisure travelers to book global airport concierge services. Solve's platform allows users to book a variety of services, these include curbside meet and greet, fast track access through security, and lounge access.
buyer: Blacklane
Blacklane provides professional ground transportation services in over 50 countries, 250 cities, and 500 airports around the world. It combines the highest reliability and service level at a fixed, all-inclusive price. Passengers can schedule rides through their website or mobile app. "
target: Solve Concierge, LLC
Solve is the first platform that allows business and leisure travelers to book global airport concierge services. Users can book a variety of services, these include curbside meet and greet, fast track access through security, lounge access, and assistance with immigration or flight connections.
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closed 5/8/2019 via Company Press Release

ICR Integrity, acquired Sky-Futures Partners Limited

synopsis: ICR Integrity, a UK company specializing in integrity, corrosion, maintenance and repair solutions with market-leading products, has acquired Sky-Futures Partners Limited, UK's leading provider in delivering drone-based inspections and drone pilot training for the energy, industrial and government sectors.
buyer parent: Graphite Capital
buyer: ICR Integrity
UK’s ICR specializes in integrity, corrosion, maintenance and repair solutions with market-leading products including Quickflange™ weldless connection technology and Technowap™ engineered composite repair solutions. "
target: Sky-Futures Partners Limited
Sky-Futures is UK’s leader in delivering drone-based inspections and drone pilot training for the energy, industrial and government sectors. They provide High Definition video, still and thermal imagery and technical reports written by industry experts in flare systems and structural engineers.
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

ARE Corporation, acquired AirShark

synopsis: ARE Corporation (American Rail Engineers) has acquired Media Wing, LLC, a New England based UAV/Drone Data Collection, dba AirShark, and Video Production Company. The acquisition expands ARE’s engineering, software development, bridge inspection services to include unmanned flight operations, image analysis, GIS modeling and video rendering.
buyer: ARE Corporation
ARE is an industry-leading provider of bridge management and safety services to private railroads and public transportation authorities. ARE’s decades of experience in rail engineering, bridge inspection, load ratings and FRA requirements ensure the highest quality in deliverables and safety. "
target: AirShark
Media Wing, UAV flight services and video production company, acquired AirShark in 2016 to enhance its data processing capabilities. Media Wing, dba AirShark has become a premiere UAV data collection & flight operation companies for the civil, environmental, energy and transportation markets.
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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Terra Drone Ltd, acquired Skeye BV

synopsis: Terra Drone Ltd, a leading global commercial drone technology company, has acquired a majority stake in Skeye, a European provider of geographic data acquisition, industrial inspections, and high-end aerial imagery using unmanned aircraft (UAVs). Skeye offers services for topographic surveying, thermal inspections, and high quality aerial visuals.
buyer: Terra Drone Ltd
Terra Drone is a leading global commercial drone technology company. Terra Drone offers civil engineering surveying services for construction companies. Terra Drone also provides inspection services for the construction, mining, utility, and oil and gas industries. "
target: Skeye BV
Skeye is a leading European provider of geographic data acquisition, industrial inspections, and high-end aerial imagery using unmanned aircraft (UAVs). Skeye offers services for topographic surveying, thermal inspections, and high quality aerial visuals.
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closed 3/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Victor, acquired Victor

synopsis: Led by its founder, Clive Jackson, the management of Victor has acquired the company in a management buyout. Victor is a leading on-demand jet charter platform based in the UK. Victor's global marketplace provides access to over 7,000 private jets worldwide.
buyer: Victor
Victor is a leading on-demand jet charter platform based in the UK. Victor's global marketplace allows members to swiftly check pricing options and aircraft specifics before booking the flights they need. The platform provides access to over 7,000 private jets worldwide. "
target: Victor
Victor is a leading on-demand jet charter platform based in the UK. Victor's global marketplace allows members to swiftly check pricing options and aircraft specifics before booking the flights they need. The platform provides access to over 7,000 private jets worldwide.
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closed 2/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Surf Air, acquired BlackBird Air Inc.

synopsis: Surf Air, the first private air travel club of its kind offering all-you-can-fly service for one monthly fee, has acquired BlackBird Air, a mobile app that allow consumers to explore and book private flights all in one place.
buyer: Surf Air
Surf Air is the first private air travel club of its kind offering all-you-can-fly service for one monthly fee. Flights are available to and from convenient airports along the U.S. West Coast with additional regions and destinations to follow. "
target: BlackBird Air Inc.
BlackBird Air is a mobile app that allow consumers to explore and book private flights all in one place. BlackBird Air provides a marketplace and may act as an agent of air charter broker when facilitating flights.
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announced 4/10/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Global, will acquire JetSmarter

synopsis: Vista Global, a world leader in business flight solutions, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire JetSmarter, creating the global On Demand digital marketplace. JetSmarter is a mobile marketplace that offers instant pricing and availability for private jets worldwide.
buyer: Vista Global
Vista Global Holding is the world leader in business flight solutions. Dubai-based Vista Global offers asset lite solutions to cover all key aspects of business aviation: guaranteed and On Demand global flight coverage; aircraft leasing and finance; and cutting-edge aviation technology. "
target: JetSmarter
JetSmarter is a mobile marketplace that offers instant pricing and availability for private jets worldwide. The application democratizes the private jet industry by decreasing the entry price for consumers, and helping air carriers' gain more exposure within the market.
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announced 4/26/2017 via Reuters

Crooz, will acquire Travel Online

synopsis: Crooz, a company based in Japan that offers smartphone games to the Japanese and global markets, will acquire Travel Online from Mic.9. Travel Online offers online flight booking services. Travel Online was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer: Crooz (JASDAQ:2138:$272.81)
Crooz, Inc. offers smartphone games to the Japanese and global markets, including original titles such as RAGNABREAK, The Knights of Avalon, Elemental Story, and Card King, in addition to games that make use of IP that represents Japan, such as HUNTER×HUNTER, NARUTO, and Final Fantasy. "
target parent: Mic.9 Co., Ltd.
target: Travel Online
Travel Online offers online flight booking services. Travel Online was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 3/16/2017 via Market Wire

Emedia Group, Inc., acquired AirlineFlightSearch.com

synopsis: Emedia Group, Inc. announces that it has acquired AirlineFlightSearch.com, a fully operational portal which customers can use to book flights and hotels. AirlineFlightSearch.com searches all reservation systems, hotels, air tickets among 750 airline companies and air banks.
buyer: Emedia Group, Inc. (OTCPK:EMMD:$0.60)
Emedia Group develops customized web solutions with both commercial and retail applications. Emedia Group owns and operates international online travel and hospitality web portals where users can search for flights and hotels and select the most economical options. "
target: AirlineFlightSearch.com
AirlineFlightSearch.com is a fully operational portal which customers can use to book flights and hotels. It searches all reservation systems, hotels, air tickets among 750 airline companies and air banks. It provides info on more than 300,000 hotels in 205 countries.
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closed 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

Multi Service Technology Solutions, Inc., acquired Avinode

synopsis: Multi Service Technology Solutions, Inc. a leader in aviation management software technology and card processing solutions, is excited to announce it has acquired the majority interest in Avinode, the world’s leading marketplace for buying and selling air charter online.
buyer: Multi Service Technology Solutions, Inc.
Multi Service Technology Solutions, Inc. is a global transaction management company specializing in billing and payment systems. Founded in 1978, the company provides specialized payment and software management services to fleet, commercial and government clients. "
target: Avinode
The Avinode Marketplace is the world’s leading tool for buying and selling air charter online. More than 3,000 aircraft are listed in the Avinode Marketplace, which features online quoting, availability reports, integrated scheduling, empty leg reports and safety data.
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closed 11/8/2011 via PR Newswire

Beachfront Solutions, acquired Cheap-Flights.to

synopsis: Beachfront Solutions, an online travel marketing company, acquired cheap flights meta search web site www.Cheap-Flights.to where consumers can compare flight prices across multiple airfare providers, including directly from major airlines. The web site will receive a significant marketing campaign in the coming months.
buyer: Beachfront Solutions
Beachfront Solutions is an online travel marketing company. It specializes in web strategy and internet marketing for real estate, travel and tourism. "
target: Cheap-Flights.to
Cheap-Flights.to is a cheap flights meta search website where consumers can compare flight prices across multiple airfare providers directly from major airlines.
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closed 7/1/2009 via Market Wire

OneSky Jets, acquired Jets.com

synopsis: OneSky Jets, a Manchester, New Hampshire-based private jet company, announced that it has acquired the assets of Quincy, Massachusetts-based competitor Jets.com. Included in the sale are the Jets.com technology platform including its servers and all the data contained therein.
buyer: OneSky Jets
Founded in 2003, OneSky Jets is the acknowledged market leader in the provision of global online aircraft charter and associated services. "
target: Jets.com
Established in 1999 Jets.com has become a leader in the private jet travel industry. With our visionary technology and world class service Jets.com is The Private Aviation Marketplace.
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closed 6/25/2007 via PR Newswire

TV 2, purchased part of Momondo Denmark and a small part of Momondo.com from Momondo.com

synopsis: The young flight search engine Momondo.com, has recently sold a part of Momondo Denmark and a small part of Momondo.com to the largest news and media-corporation in Denmark TV 2.
buyer: TV 2
Denmark's TV 2 encompasses television broadcasting on more than five channels, a radio channel, book publishing and an extensive web presence. "
seller: Momondo.com
Momondo.com is a search tool that helps you find the cheapest flight tickets on the net for flights in Europe.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BusinessWire

General Atlantic, LLC, acquired Kiwi.com

synopsis: Global growth equity firm General Atlantic announced a strategic majority investment in Kiwi.com, a leading online travel booking platform powered by cutting-edge technology. Kiwi.com a rapidly growing technology company, was founded in 2012 and was recognized as the #1 fastest-growing Czech start-up by Forbes Magazine in 2017 and 2018.
buyer: General Atlantic, LLC
General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. General Atlantic combines a collaborative global approach, sector-specific expertise, and a deep understanding of growth drivers to build exceptional businesses worldwide. "
target: Kiwi.com
Kiwi.com is a travel tech company that was created for travelers by travelers. It allows users to combine flights from over 500 airlines. The company sees more than 90 million flight searches every day and employs over 2,400 people worldwide.
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closed 9/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Atadi.vn merged with Vntrip.vn,

synopsis: Atadi.vn has merged with Vntrip.vn, one of the largest website booking systems for hotels in Vietnam. Atadi.vn is a Vietnamese website that allows users to find cheap airline tickets. Atadi.vn allows users to search, compare, and book tickets from multiple airlines straight from their website.
buyer: Vntrip.vn
Founded in 2014, Vntrip.vn is one of the largest website booking systems for hotels in Vietnam. Vntrip.vn allows tourists to find and book cheap hotels. Vntrip.vn offers a network of more than 8,000 hotels in Vietnam and over 1 million hotels in 200 other countries that users can choose from. "
target: Atadi.vn
Founded in 2013, Atadi.vn is a Vietnamese website that allows users to find cheap airline tickets. Users can search, compare, and book tickets from multiple airlines straight from their website.
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announced 8/20/2018 via PR Newswire

Sharing Economy International Inc., will acquire Gagfare Limited

synopsis: Sharing Economy International Inc. (SEII), a manufacturer of dyeing and finishing machinery for the textile industry, will acquire a 60% stake in Gagfare, an online platform based in Hong Kong that enables travelers to search for flights directly with over 500 airlines globally.
buyer: Sharing Economy International Inc. (NasdaqCM:SEII:$10.29)
Sharing Economy International Inc. (SEII), through its affiliated companies, designs, manufactures and distributes a line of proprietary high and low temperature dyeing and finishing machinery to the textile industry. "
target: Gagfare Limited
Gagfare is an online platform based in Hong Kong that enables travelers to search for flights directly with over 500 airlines globally. Gagfare allows travelers to get the best-value airfare for their desired flight, and secure a confirmed booking instantly.
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$3.60*
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announced 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Drone Volt Scandinavia ApS, will acquire DanDrone

synopsis: Drone Volt announced that it will acquire DanDrone, an e-commerce website for drones in Denmark. DanDrone sells civilian drones to professionals in a variety of fields, including the emergency services, security, agriculture, construction and film production industries.
buyer: Drone Volt Scandinavia ApS (ENXTPA:ALDRV:$0.00)
Founded in 2011, Drone Volt is the market leader in the manufacturing and sales of service drones that represent many vertical markets including Security, Agriculture, Cinematography, Virtual Reality, Architecture, Real Estate, Construction, Mapping, Data Collection, and Mining. "
target: DanDrone
DanDrone is an e-commerce site that sells civilian drones for professional use. DanDrone sells ready-to-fly drones primarily to the emergency services, security, agriculture, construction and film production industries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
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closed 1/16/2014 via Company Press Release

SkyPicker.com s.r.o., acquired WhichAirline.com

synopsis: Skypicker.com, a European booking agent, has acquired WhichAirline.com. The website provides a search service to people in the USA, offering comparisons of cheap airline tickets. WhichAirline.com offers a huge range of cheap flight searches allowing users to find the information they need to book cheap flights.
buyer: SkyPicker.com s.r.o.
Skypicker.com is dedicated to helping people find and book the best low-cost flights in Europe, all within one user-friendly website. With the most extensive database of budget flights in Europe, Skypicker. "
target: WhichAirline.com
WhichAirline.com provides a search service to people in the USA, offering comparisons of cheap airline tickets. WhichAirline.com offers a huge range of cheap flight searches allowing users to find the information they need to book cheap flights.
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CAE, Inc.
CAE, Inc.
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2017
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$2,198.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$404.03
EBIT ($mm)
$270.52
Net Income ($mm)
$197.10
Employees
8500
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Ticker: UAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Airlines
United Airlines
United Airlines, Inc. is a major American airline headquartered at Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. It is the third largest airline in the world, measured by fleet size and route network.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$43,259.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$6,835.00
EBIT ($mm)
$4,547.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,009.00
Employees
90116
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JetBlue Airways Corporation
JetBlue Airways Corporation, often stylized as "jetBlue", is an American low-cost non-union airline. JetBlue offers nonstop daily service to more than 75 destinations in the continental U.S., Bermuda, the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$5,441.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$707.00
EBIT ($mm)
$419.00
Net Income ($mm)
$168.00
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ADP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paris Aéroport
Groupe ADP (Paris Aéroport) is an international airport operator based in Paris, France. The company owns and manages Parisian international airports Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly Airport and Le Bourget Airport, all gathered under the brand Paris Aéroport.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$4,230.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,692.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,000.00
Net Income ($mm)
$667.84
Employees
6159
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Ticker: KLSE:AIRASIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AirAsia Berhad
AirAsia Berhad
AirAsia is the world's leading low-cost airline. AirAsia has carried more than 400 million guests and has a fleet of over 200 aircraft. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines as well as India and Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,964.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$676.20
EBIT ($mm)
$498.02
Net Income ($mm)
$373.30
Employees
7710
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Ticker: DAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Air Lines is the world’s largest airline. Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 368 destinations in 66 countries and serve more than 170 million passengers each year.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$28,063.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,619.00
EBIT ($mm)
$83.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
79005
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Ticker: LSE:AIR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Air Partner plc
Air Partner plc
Air Partner is a global aviation services group listed on the LSE. Founded in 1961, the Group provides aviation services and solutions in air charter, travel management, emergency evacuation, aircraft remarketing and aviation safety consultancy.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$96.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.96
EBIT ($mm)
$6.95
Net Income ($mm)
$4.16
Employees
350
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALDR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delta Drone SA
Delta Drone SA
The Delta Drone Group is a recognized player in the civilian drones sector for professional use. It develops a global service offering, from the acquisition of data to computer processing using a specifically developed information system, including the provision of professional pilots.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$2.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
41
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Bristow Group, Inc.
Bristow is one of the world’s largest providers of helicopter services. The first civil helicopter company to work in the oil and gas industry, Bristow has earned an international reputation for speed of response and quality of service.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$1,232.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$250.32
EBIT ($mm)
$159.45
Net Income ($mm)
$132.32
Employees
3289
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALDRV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drone Volt Scandinavia ApS
Drone Volt Scandinavia ApS
Founded in 2011, Drone Volt is the market leader in the manufacturing and sales of service drones that represent many vertical markets including Security, Agriculture, Cinematography, Virtual Reality, Architecture, Real Estate, Construction, Mapping, Data Collection, and Mining.
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2016
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Ticker: SEHK:1993
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asiaray Media Group Limited
Asiaray Media Group Limited
Asiaray Media Group is a leading out-of-home media company in Greater China with a strategic focus on airport and metro line advertising. It is amongst the top privately-owned media companies with exclusive concession rights to airports and metro lines in Greater China.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$242.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.56
EBIT ($mm)
$14.05
Net Income ($mm)
$5.89
Employees
912
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Expedia, Inc.
Expedia, Inc.
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations® and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$10,982.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,282.83
EBIT ($mm)
$722.29
Net Income ($mm)
$443.96
Employees
22615
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:CTRP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ctrip
Ctrip
Ctrip is China's largest online travel agency. Ctrip helps users travel the world with cheap flights, discount hotel reservations, China train tickets, tours and vacation package deals through their convenient online travel booking service.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$3,838.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$549.01
EBIT ($mm)
$395.73
Net Income ($mm)
$344.18
Employees
37000
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Ticker: BSE:500413
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomascook.in
Thomascook.in
Thomascook.in is the leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company in the country offering a broad spectrum of services that include Foreign Exchange, Corporate Travel, MICE, Leisure Travel, Insurance, Visa & Passport services and E-Business.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,110.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.57
EBIT ($mm)
$12.42
Net Income ($mm)
$842.09
Employees
6600
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Ticker: ASX:WEB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Webjet Limited
Webjet is the leading online travel agency (OTA) in Australia and New Zealand, leading the way in online travel tools and technology. Webjet’s focus has always been to offer the greatest convenience and choice by enabling customers to compare, combine and book the best travel packages worldwide.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$140.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.15
EBIT ($mm)
$25.63
Net Income ($mm)
$40.25
Employees
530
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Yatra Online Private Limited
Yatra Online Private Limited
Yatra Online, Inc is the parent company of Yatra Online Pvt. Ltd. which is based in Gurugram, India and is India's leading Corporate Travel services provider with over 800 Corporate customers and one of India's leading online travel companies and operates the website Yatra.com.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$135.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($29.49)
EBIT ($mm)
($37.38)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2343
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