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Saker Aviation Engages Corporate Finance Associates to Drive M&A Growth Strategy

By Kim Levin | May 23, 2012

Saker Aviation Services, Inc. (SKAS.OB), an aviation services company specializing in ground-based services to the general aviation marketplace, announced today that the company intends to generate growth through merger and acquisition activity and has selected Corporate Finance Associates as its advisor to drive that effort.

“We believe that the timing may be right in our industry and in the financial markets to resume our merger/acquisition activity,” said Ronald J. Ricciardi, CEO at Saker Aviation. “Our intent will be to acquire companies that leverage our current infrastructure, both functionally and geographically, while remaining open to opportunities that may expand our capabilities.”

“The leadership team at Saker Aviation understands that properly executed acquisitions can be a valuable component of an overall growth strategy,” stated Joseph Contaldo, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Associates. “Matching Saker’s experience with our expertise and exposure to the aviation industry can yield positive results.  We are pleased to work with Mr. Ricciardi and his management team in identifying and executing potential acquisitions.” 

About Saker Aviation Services, Inc.

Saker Aviation Services provides Fixed Base Operations (FBO) flight support services through a growing chain of U.S. based facilities.  Products include, but are not limited to, aircraft fueling, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), hangar/tie-down, facility management, pilot support services, ground handling, operational consulting and other related services.

CFA’s Aviation, Aerospace and Defense Industry Practice Group, led by Joseph Contaldo and a team of experienced professionals, advises companies in and around the Aviation Sector on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital raises.

To discuss Saker Aviation’s acquisition strategy or to learn more about Corporate Finance Associates, please contact Joseph Contaldo, (847) 836-7035 or jac@cfachicago.com.


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