Bravia Capital to acquire majority stake in myTECHNIC
Nov 4, 2010
Acquisition of world’s first lean aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility will capitalize on enormous growth potential of aviation market
NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire) –Grand China Aviation Technik (GCAT) of China and Bravia Capital (Bravia) of New York, today announced they have entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in myTECHNIC, based in Istanbul, Turkey, the first Lean (zero waste) Greenfield maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) center in the world. The transaction represents the strategic expansion of Bravia’s global footprint into the high-growth marketplace of Turkey and surrounding regions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen International is one of the world’s fastest-growing airports, with annual passenger capacity exceeding 25 million. Its geographical location at the border of Asia and Europe makes it ideally suited to serve not just the domestic Turkish market, but surrounding countries in Europe, Asia, and North Africa as well. This consists of a total market of 5,200 aircraft from nearly 500 potential customers. myTECHNIC currently serves nearly 50 customers in ten established regions.
According to Mr. Jianping Dang, President of GCAT (Grand China Aviation Technik), “We are extremely excited to add myTECHNIC to our portfolio of world-class transportation companies and look forward to establishing a strong relationship between Turkey and China.”
Mr. Bharat Bhisé, CEO of Bravia Capital said, “Today’s news is another exciting development in our strategy to harness the growth potential of the transportation sector in an era of continuous globalization. Our investment in myTECHNIC follows a string of successful shipping and aviation acquisitions over the past twelve months, and reinforces our position as a leader in transportation investment worldwide. In addition to being one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, Turkey is strategically positioned as a key player for European, Central Asian and Middle Eastern aviation markets. myTECHNIC is positioned for extraordinary growth, and is also one of the world’s most innovative aviation-related companies with regard to efficiency and sustainability. We have ambitious growth plans for the company and look forward to establishing a significant footprint in the region.”
Mr. Daglar Cizmeci, CEO of myTechnic said, “We are honored to be a part of Bravia’s strategic initiative into the European, MENA and CIS regions. We believe that myTECHNIC’s ability to provide low-cost, customer-centric services will help Bravia in establishing a permanent presence in our region. Our aim to provide world-class aircraft MRO services in the region is now supported by Bravia and its vision to bring aviation MRO service excellence closer to the world’s fastest growing aviation markets. We are also proud to facilitate the opportunity for all of our employees and stakeholders to become a sustainable part of an ever-growing aviation supply-chain market. Lastly, both the recently reinforced Chinese-Turkish economic relations and Turkish Transportation Ministry’s MRO Hub policy will be supported by this partnership.”
ABOUT BRAVIA CAPITAL Bravia Capital is a New York based advisory, structured financing and investment management entity with a primary focus on transportation projects in Europe and Asia. Please find more information at braviacapital.com.