Aviation, Aerospace, and Defense Investment Bank to Exhibit and Present at PBExpo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on May 16 & 17, 2018

XLCS Partners is pleased to announce it will be an exhibitor (Booth #835) at PBExpo in Fort Lauderdale on May 16 & 17. PBExpo, presented by PartsBase, provides an interactive environment that integrates the aviation, aerospace, and defense industries with technology and ecommerce solutions. Speakers include Mark Fox, Senior Manager, Amazon Web Services; Alex Hunter, Former Global head of Online, Virgin Group; and Terry Jones, Founder, Travelocity.

Joe Contaldo, Partner at XLCS, will be presenting on “M&A and Private Equity in the Aviation & Aerospace Industry” on Thursday, May 17th at 1:15 pm. Joe leads XLCS’ global Aviation, Aerospace, and Defense practice group which focuses on all aspects of the industry including OEM equipment manufacturing, component and aircraft MRO, parts manufacturing and distribution, FBO and airport services, government contractors, technology providers, logistics, and communications.

Title: M&A and Private Equity in the Aviation & Aerospace Industry

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Location: Room 113/114 (Greater Broward Convention Center)

Time: 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Description: 2018 is shaping up to be yet another banner year for M&A across the Aerospace, Aviation and Defense sectors. Adding fuel to the fire are private equity firms, with over $1T of investment capital, competing to invest in quality companies.

Whether you are thinking about selling your company, growing with a private equity firm, or are just starting to put in a plan in place, this quick presentation will provide a high level overview of the entire process. We will discuss timing, market conditions, active players, and pitfalls. We will also address how private equity firms structure recapitalizations to allow owners to take chips off the table while still maintaining operational control and participating in the future growth of their company.

If you would like more information on XLCS Partners or to schedule a meeting during the event, please contact Joe Contaldo at jcontaldo@xlcspartners.com or 773-610-2070.


About XLCS Partners

XLCS Partners, Inc. is an independent investment banking firm that provides M&A advisory, capital raising, and debt advisory for select clients globally. Middle market companies and private equity funds rely on our creative solutions, thoughtful insight, and truthful advice when considering exiting their companies, making strategic acquisitions, partnering with private equity sponsors, and raising debt or equity capital.

About PBExpo

PBExpo is the only interactive environment that integrates the aviation, aerospace, and defense industries with technology and ecommerce solutions. PBExpo will consist of multiple forums, over two days, which will allow participants to discuss and demonstrate the newest innovations available in the marketplace, attend educational seminars presented by industry leaders, walk a vast and expansive industry-focused exhibit hall, and provide direct feedback and roadmap suggestions on the PartsBase website. The event is open to all parties who buy, sell, manufacture or repair aircraft parts, or those involved in B2B and B2C ecommerce and technology solutions.