Prior Aerospace Investments
Hawke Aerospace Group has significant experience investing in aerospace and aviation businesses.At his prior partnership, Joe Hawke developed the aerospace investment practice, which resulted in successful investments in Keystone Helicopter Corporation, which was sold to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in December 2005 with a reported IRR during a 4-year hold of 47%.While at MVP II, Hawke also led the acquisition of Composite Technology, Inc. and subsequenty engineered the merger into Keystone Ranger Holdings in anticipation of the exit process.Hawke was also responsible for developing, in partnership with Brockway Moran & Partners, the very successful acquisition of Air Evac Lifeteam a healthcare air ambulance provider, which remains the largest acquisition ever consummated by MVP. This platform was significantly expanded by a series of add-on acquisitions, including Critical Air Medicine, Southwest Helicopters and Med-Trans. The combined, known as Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. (AMGH) agreed to a sale/recapitalization transaction by Bain Capital as of August, 2010, for a total transaction value of approximately $1 Billion, making it the largest and most successful investment in the MVP franchise’s history.Hawke Aerospace Group also has experience investing in the supply chain segment of Aerospace, through prior involvement in component manufacturing through Aerospace Manufacturing Group and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Metric Precision Machining, in Gardena, California, a transaction in which Hawke Aerospace Group partnered with Peninsula Capital Partners.Hawke intends to build upon the broad set of industry relationships which it is able to access as a consequence of Hawke’s lead role in developing the investments in these companies.If you have an opportunity that may benefit from Hawke’s experience in aerospace generally or in the rotorcraft segment specifically, please tell us about it.