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Atlas Air Worldwide Acquires Southern Air

[ April 8, 2016   //   ]

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. has completed its acquisition of privately held Southern Air Holdings, Inc., a premier provider of intercontinental and domestic CMI (crew, maintenance and insurance) services, in an immediately accretive transaction for cash consideration of approximately $110 million, subject to customary adjustments. The company did not assume any debt in connection with the acquisition.
The strategically compelling, highly complementary combination provides Atlas Air Worldwide immediate entry into 777 and 737 aircraft operating platforms with opportunities for additional growth, enhancing Atlas Air Worldwide’s position as a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services.
Southern Air’s five 777 and five 737 CMI aircraft complement Atlas Air Worldwide’s 747 ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) and Charter operations, its 747 and 767 CMI services, and its freighter-centric Dry Leasing portfolio of 777, 757 and 737 aircraft. In total, the companies will have a fleet of more than 75 aircraft.
Consistent with prior guidance, the combination with Southern Air is anticipated to add approximately $100 million in annualized revenues to Atlas Air Worldwide. It is also expected to be immediately accretive to Atlas Air Worldwide’s adjusted earnings per share in 2016 with EBITDA and adjusted net income margins in line with Atlas Air Worldwide’s.
Reflecting the company’s balance sheet position, Atlas Air Worldwide funded the acquisition of Southern Air using available cash on hand.

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