Not Disclosed | Epps Aviation (logo) has Been Acquired by Aero Centers (logo), a portfolio company of SAR-Trilogy and RedBird Capital | April 2023

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Epps Aviation (Epps) in connection with its sale to Aero Centers, a portfolio company of SAR-Trilogy and RedBird Capital. The transaction closed on April 5, 2023.

About the Companies

Epps is a world-class provider of FBO services and is recognized as a hallmark of general aviation. Founded in 1965 and based at Georgia’s second busiest airport, Peachtree Dekalb Airport (PDK) in Atlanta GA, the company has been family owned and operated for 55 plus years. Epps provides full-service FBO, Charter, and MRO services as well as hangar space for a wide range of aircraft.

Owned by SAR Trilogy and RedBird Capital,  Aero Centers are full-service FBOs providing a full spectrum of general aviation services, including fueling, maintenance, and aircraft management. Aero Centers currently has a network of five FBO locations across the United States.

Founded in 2015, SAR Trilogy is managed by Michael Scheeringa and Sanjay Aggarwal with the intent of partnering with aviation, transport, logistics and travel businesses to leverage their expertise to create sustainable and profitable growth.

RedBird is a private investment firm focused on building high-growth companies alongside entrepreneurs in its four areas of domain expertise: sports, media, consumer and financial services. Founded by former Goldman Sachs partner Gerry Cardinale in 2014, the firm today manages more than $6 billion of capital on behalf of a highly curated group of blue-chip global institutional and family office investors. RedBird’s network of entrepreneurs is central to its investment sourcing and company-building strategy that helps founders achieve their business objectives and long-term vision. Since inception, the firm has invested in more than 30 platform companies and 80 add-on acquisitions with a total enterprise value exceeding $30 billion.

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