Institutional investors are increasingly turning to direct investment in aviation infrastructure and operating companies to enhance their portfolio holdings. Airport infrastructure and aviation service companies have many characteristics that institutional asset managers find compelling—they typically consist of real assets with long lives, high barriers to entry, low risk of sudden disruption and strong cash flows. While dedicated funds of private equity firms and merchant banks have been acquiring assets in this space for many years, pension funds, endowments and family offices are now investing directly in aviation infrastructure. Typical holdings include airport facilities, Fixed Base Operators (FBOs), Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Aircraft Charter and Management (ACM).
Global Aviation Infrastructure, LLC (GAI), lead by Steven Levesque of Charleston, SC provides management and advisory services for institutional investors interested in aviation assets such as airport infrastructure, aviation service companies, and aviation infrastructure development. Professional asset managers benefit from GAI’s independence and access to proprietary industry benchmarks. Call today to learn how we can help you maximize the value of your aviation asset holdings.