Aircraft leasing company AeroCentury acquires Jetfleet

AeroCentury leasingThe independent aircraft leasing company AeroCentury acquires Jetfleet for 3.5 million USD in cash and 129,286 shares of the common company. The deal is expected to close in first quarter of 2018. Once the acquisition is consummated, Jetfleet will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the AeroCentury, consolidating current management team.

“We believe this acquisition marks a significant milestone in AeroCentury‚Äôs growth. Importantly, elimination of the third-party management structure will improve visibility into our performance, and that is expected to enhance AeroCentury’s attractiveness to capital sources needed to fuel its future growth”, said the CEO of AeroCentury, Michael Magnusson.

JetFleet Holding’s wholly owned subsidiary, JetFleet Management Corp, is an asset management company specializing in regional aircraft assets. The JetFleet has managed the company’s operations and aircraft portfolio since AeroCentury’s founding in 1997.

AeroCentury acquires used regional aircraft and aircraft engines for lease to regional carriers all over the world. The company has market cap of 19.98 million USD. The company’s segment is leasing of regional aircraft to foreign and domestic regional airlines. It has a 14.43 P/E ratio.