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Acquisition Opportunity

S-1852-JML

Aviation Flight Training Simulator Manufacturer

Business Description: The Company has been a manufacturer of aviation cockpit simulation devices for twenty-six years. Their products range from desktop simulators and procedure trainers to FTDs. They offer both type specific and convertible training devices. Advanced simulators are offered with or without motion. Motion options range to 6 DOF (Degrees of Freedom).

Distribution: The training devices are sold globally. The Company has relied on direct sales and service (85% of sales) and has developed a limited network of dealers and distributors (15% of sales). Sales and Marketing includes attending aviation trade shows, globally; traditional advertising; and its website. The Company employs a full time Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Operational Strengths: The Company has positioned itself as a price leader against its major competitors. A pricing advantage has been developed through innovative design and engineering, processes that are continually being improved. The quality of the Company’s products is competitive in all respects.

Sellers’ Objectives:

1. To insure the future of the Company;

2. To provide capital to take advantage of the potential growth of professional aviation training required to meet the pilot shortage projected for the next twenty-five years (29,000 pilots annually, Boeing);

3. To take advantage of a training market that is turning increasingly to simulator technology to improve the quality of training and to reduce its cost;

4. To provide diversity and liquidity for their estates.

The Transaction: The Founder who is CEO is offering to remain in his position indefinitely. The Founders, are willing to sell all of the stock of the Company. They are also willing to retain a major stake in the Company as long as they satisfy objective 4 above.

Financial Summary

  2016 Est by Seller 2015 2014 2013
Revenue $5,012,000 $4,021,601 $3,740,563 $3,246,191
Adjusted EBITDA $688,000 $384,000 $300,000 $26,000

Other Highlights

Location Financials Management Team in Place Years in Business SIC Classification
Western States Reviewed Yes 26 372807, Aircraft Flight Training Equip Manufacturer

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11/11/16  

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