Gulfstream International Airlines ~ Acquisition ~ March 2006
Gulfstream International Airlines is a commercial air carrier operating 220 flights per day to and from destinations in Florida (11) and the Bahamas (10) with its fleet of 25 aircraft. Gulfstream has become the 16th largest regional air carrier in the US in terms of number of passengers flown. The operation also includes a very profitable flight training academy, many of whose graduates become Gulfstream pilots.
Acting as lead equity sponsor and financial advisor, Weatherly Group was selected by management to execute a management buyout. Despite rising oil prices impacting the airline industry, Weatherly and Taglich Brothers provided the equity and subordinated debt financing, for the profitable, niche carrier. Working together as partners, Weatherly and Taglich provide a unique combination of strategic and execution capabilities specific to Microcap buyouts.
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