NEW YORK & LONDON December 19, 2012 – Seabury Capital, a leading global investment bank, advisory and investment management firm, acted as sole financial adviser to UK-based A J Walter Aviation (AJW), a global leader in aircraft spare parts supply and repair, in securing a $125 million senior secured credit facility. Seabury Capital led the development of a multi-year financial plan and other marketing materials in support of a broad capital raise campaign.
A consortium led by CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) financed the credit facility, with proceeds being used to fund spare parts acquisitions needed to support the rapid expansion of AJW’s operations and customer base.
Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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About A J Walter Aviation
A J Walter Aviation is a world leading specialist in the supply, repair and loan of commercial aircraft spare parts, including services in aircraft engines, aircraft inventory management; power-by-the-hour and pooling support; consignment stock; global 24/7 AOG; component maintenance and overhaul; consumable supplies; logistics and freight management. AJW offices are based in Singapore, Dubai, London, Montreal and Miami with further inventory hubs across Europe and North America. AJW is celebrating its 80th year of aviation support leadership in 2012.www.ajw-aviation.com