Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is an FBO acquisition and operating company managed by Hawthorne Corporation with the financial backing of NexPhase Capital ("NPC"). Hawthorne and NPC believe that further consolidation in the fragmented FBO segment of the general aviation services industry creates a compelling value proposition for customers and airport sponsors and offers liquidity to FBO owners seeking an exit.
Hawthorne brings deep management capability with proven experience in scaling general aviation assets and managing through periods of varying economic conditions. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Hawthorne, whose roots go back to its first FBO in 1932, is a world class aviation services company and leader in general aviation services and airport management.
NexPhase Capital, formed by former principals of Moelis Capital Partners (“MCP”), is a New York-based private equity firm that targets equity investments in leading middle market, growth-oriented companies. The members of the NPC team have extensive, industry-diverse investing experience and a history of working closely with management teams and boards to drive value creation. As part of any investment it makes, NPC provides management teams, at their discretion, access to a range of resources, known as the NPC toolkit. The toolkit provides management teams support in key functional areas such as strategy, organic growth, operations, people and add-on acquisitions.