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Transaction Advisory

From strategic due diligence to portfolio company earnings enhancement to exit support, investors – including private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, SPACs, investment vehicles, and strategics – rely on the expertise of Alton Aviation Consultancy’s global team across the entirety of the aviation and aerospace value chain.

Transaction Advisory

From strategic due diligence to portfolio company earnings enhancement to exit support, investors – including private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, SPACs, investment vehicles, and strategics – rely on the expertise of Alton Aviation Consultancy’s global team across the entirety of the aviation and aerospace value chain.

Overview

Our aviation domain expertise, financial analysis, valuation acumen, and experience across all major market segments make Alton Aviation Consultancy uniquely qualified to support investors.

Given the gravity and confidential nature of our client’s investment decisions, our objectivity is paramount. Providing fiercely independent unbiased advisory services is a core pillar of Alton’s business model. We have no joint ventures, affiliations, or other business associations that would divert us from our singular mission – serving the best interests of our valued clients. As a result, we continue to earn considerable repeat business from a loyal client base.

Buy-side commercial due diligence and related support

Comprehensive commercial due diligence support including:

  • Independent assessments of the specific market structure, size, and drivers, as well as competitive landscape, market share, competition basis, and barriers to entry
  • Market demand forecast and revenue projection validation by product line
  • Information memorandum assessment and management briefing support
  • Market trend identification and competitive positioning
  • Customer assessment and interviews
  • Management assessment
  • Enterprise and asset valuations
  • Operational performance, productivity, and asset utilization benchmarking
  • Risk assessment and mitigation strategy development
  • Free cash flow analysis and improvement plan development
  • Assessing the achievability of business plans
  • Uncovering risks and their mitigants
  • Identification of additional value creation levers

Pre-target

Alton utilizes industry leading methods and tools during the pre-target assessment to provide:
  • Industry and/or sector-specific analysis and forecasts
  • Specific, in-depth market research and analysis
  • Targeted customer interview programs
  • Industry cycle assessments
  • Investment opportunity sourcing
  • Target identification

Post-acquisition

Leveraging extensive industry expertise, we support clients in attaining maximum acquisition value through:
  • Collaborating post-closing with new owners and management to design 100- and 1,000-day strategic plans
  • Purchase price valuation
  • Strategy and business plan development
  • Bolt-on MandA advisory
  • Operational improvements and cost reduction
  • Benchmarking against stated performance targets
  • Sell-side support

Sell-side support services

Alton provides comprehensive sell-side support, carrying out thorough analysis of exit strategies, bid assessment, and comprehensive bespoke advisory support to drive maximum returns upon exit, including:

  • Information memorandum development
  • Strategic and/or financial sponsor identification
  • Data room development
  • Pre-diligence assessment (from buyer’s point of view)
  • Management briefing preparation and support
  • Bid analysis
  • Reverse due diligence support

Pre-sale process

Alton works closely with business owners and retained investment banks to support sell-side mandates including Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM) development, strategic and/or financial sponsor identification, data room development and management, pre-diligence assessment (from buyer’s point of view), management briefing preparation and support, bid analysis, and reverse due diligence support.

Deal / transaction support

Alton supports its clients throughout the entire transaction process including presenting all or parts of its findings to potential bidders and/or lenders during management presentations, answering data room questions and/or investor calls, performing supplemental analysis to address additional queries, and providing overall process management.

Transaction and financing support

Alton leverages extensive intellectual property and experience to support transactions and financings, including:

  • Valuations and appraisals
  • Asset, portfolio, and platform diligence
  • Financial analysis and cash flow forecasting
  • Credit and risk advisory

Strategy and business planning

Alton leverages significant experience and industry recognition to support strategy and business planning engagements, including:
  • Market research and analysis
  • Strategy and business planning
  • Industry reports

Technical advisory services

We regularly support our financier clients with field assessments, physical and records inspections, and quality and safety audits.

What We Do

What We Do

Investor Advisory

Leading private equity firms, hedge funds, family investment vehicles, sovereign wealth funds, investment banks, and lenders have relied on our professionals for the most significant transactions in the aviation and aerospace markets.

Core ServicesDescription

Buy-side commercial due diligence and related support

Comprehensive commercial due diligence support including:

> Independent assessments of the specific market structure, size, and drivers, as well as competitive landscape, market share, competition basis, and barriers to entry
> Market demand forecast and revenue projection validation by product line
> Information memorandum assessment and management briefing support
> Market trend identification and competitive positioning
> Customer assessment and interviews
> Management assessment
> Enterprise and asset valuations
> Operational performance, productivity, and asset utilization benchmarking
> Risk assessment and mitigation strategy development
> Free cash flow analysis and improvement plan development
> Assessing the achievability of business plans
> Uncovering risks and their mitigants
> Identification of additional value creation levers

Pre-target

Alton utilizes industry leading methods and tools during the pre-target assessment to provide:
> Industry and/or sector-specific analysis and forecasts
> Specific, in-depth market research and analysis
> Targeted customer interview programs
> Industry cycle assessments
> Investment opportunity sourcing
> Target identification

Post-acquisition

Leveraging extensive industry expertise, we support clients in attaining maximum acquisition value through:
> Collaborating post-closing with new owners and management to design 100- and 1,000-day strategic plans
> Purchase price valuation
> Strategy and business plan development
> Bolt-on MandA advisory
> Operational improvements and cost reduction
> Benchmarking against stated performance targets
> Sell-side support

Seller Advisory

Because of our reputation for objectivity, sellers often retain our services to quantify market opportunities, benchmark historical performance, assess competitive positioning, revenues and costs, and more.

Core ServicesDescription

Sell-side support services

Alton provides comprehensive sell-side support, carrying out thorough analysis of exit strategies, bid assessment, and comprehensive bespoke advisory support to drive maximum returns upon exit, including:
> Information memorandum development
> Strategic and/or financial sponsor identification
> Data room development
> Pre-diligence assessment (from buyer’s point of view)
> Management briefing preparation and support
> Bid analysis
> Reverse due diligence support

Pre-sale process

Alton works closely with business owners and retained investment banks to support sell-side mandates including Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM) development, strategic and/or financial sponsor identification, data room development and management, pre-diligence assessment (from buyer’s point of view), management briefing preparation and support, bid analysis, and reverse due diligence support.

Deal / transaction support

Alton supports its clients throughout the entire transaction process including presenting all or parts of its findings to potential bidders and/or lenders during management presentations, answering data room questions and/or investor calls, performing supplemental analysis to address additional queries, and providing overall process management.

Financier Advisory

Many lenders, financiers, and rating agencies rely on our team members with certified appraiser accreditation. We offer independent and objective opinions about the value of assets that form the collateral for certain loans, as well as cash flows an enterprise may experience. Alton also provides material support for restructuring, aviation asset repossession, and remarketing.

Core ServicesDescription

Transaction and financing support

Alton leverages extensive intellectual property and experience to support transactions and financings, including:
> Valuations and appraisals
> Asset, portfolio, and platform diligence
> Financial analysis and cash flow forecasting
> Credit and risk advisory

Strategy and business planning

Alton leverages significant experience and industry recognition to support strategy and business planning engagements, including:
> Market research and analysis
> Strategy and business planning
> Industry reports

Technical advisory services

We regularly support our financier clients with field assessments, physical and records inspections, and quality and safety audits.

Case Studies

Case Studies

Alton’s value to clients is derived from hundreds of years of industry and consulting experience. The selected case studies demonstrate some of our team’s capability.

Case Studies

Our Team

Our principals bring decades of pragmatic, hands-on aviation and aerospace management experience to our client engagements. Our globally diverse team includes seasoned industry executives from across the value chain–experts in business strategy, corporate finance, operations, quantitative data analytics, and aerospace technology.

Aviation Industry Insights

Alton Aviation Consultancy’s senior leaders are globally recognized for their thought leadership.
We are pleased to share our insights.

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