Macquarie Infrastructure Company (NYSE:MIC) announced that its Atlantic Aviation business has reached financial close on an acquisition of a fixed base operation (FBO) in Kansas City, Mo. The acquisition of the Hangar 10 aviation services facility increases the size of the Atlantic Aviation network to 63 fixed base operations throughout the US. Atlantic Aviation acquired the Hangar 10 facility for a multiple of EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of approximately ten times. “We are pleased that Atlantic Aviation has been successful in its acquisition of the Hangar 10 fixed base operation,” said James Hooke, Chief Executive Officer of MIC. “Hangar 10 is an outstanding facility and one that is likely to contribute to the continued strong financial performance of Atlantic Aviation.” Year to date through the end of September, Atlantic Aviation had generated an increase in EBITDA of 9.9%. The growth reflects an increase in the number of general aviation flight movements in the US broadly and an increase in Atlantic Aviation’s market share in certain regions. Atlantic Aviation also reported that it successfully negotiated lease extensions of up to 40 years at its facilities at the Houston-IAH and Houston-Hobby airports. The combination of the acquired lease and these and other lease extensions increases the average remaining lease life of the Atlantic Aviation portfolio by one and a half years to just under 20 years at December 31, 2013. “The improvement in performance and growth momentum at Atlantic Aviation in evidence through the September quarter of this year has continued in the fourth quarter.” Hooke added. “Atlantic Aviation is poised to generate strong financial results for the full year, capped off with a very attractive acquisition and significant lease extensions. We’re very pleased with the efforts of the management team at Atlantic Aviation and the business’ contribution to MIC.”
About Macquarie Infrastructure CompanyMacquarie Infrastructure Company owns, operates and invests in a diversified group of infrastructure businesses providing basic services to customers in the United States. Its businesses consist of a gas processing and distribution business, Hawaii Gas, a controlling interest in a District Energy business in Chicago, and a 50% interest in a bulk liquid storage terminal business, International-Matex Tank Terminals. MIC also owns and operates an airport services business, Atlantic Aviation and five solar power generation facilities, collectively MIC Solar. The Company is managed by a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Macquarie Group. For additional information, please visit the Macquarie Infrastructure Company website at www.macquarie.com/mic. MIC-G MIC is not an authorized deposit-taking institution for the purposes of the Banking Act 1959 (Commonwealth of Australia). The obligations of MIC do not represent deposits or other liabilities of Macquarie Bank Limited ABN 46 008 583 542 (MBL). MBL does not guarantee or otherwise provide assurance in respect of the obligations of MIC.