Tokyo Century Corporation and All Nippon Airways Trading Company Complete Acquisition of GA Telesis Shares
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, October 15, 2018 – GA Telesis, LLC (“GA Telesis” or “the Company”) announced completion of the previously announced share purchase by Tokyo Century Corporation (“Tokyo Century”) and All Nippon Airways Trading Co., Ltd. (“ANATC”) from Global Principal Finance Company LLC (“GPFC”) The transaction provides the Company with shareholders that have a committed long-term growth strategy in the aviation industry.
Tokyo Century and ANATC, respectively, hold a 49.2% and 10% interest in the Company. The Company is now working with its shareholders on the execution of its new engine leasing joint-venture, Gateway Engine Leasing, for launch prior to the end of the year.
Tokyo Century has held an investment in GA Telesis since 2012 and elected to increase their stake to its current level. Tokyo Century has significant existing strategic investments in aviation including a 20% holding in Aviation Capital Group, the world’s premier aircraft leasing company, as well as a 16.7% interest in Jetstar Japan.
Established in 1970, ANATC has evolved from a service provider of aviation serviceable parts to a multinational service and solution provider that centers its business not only around aviation but also in various fields such as food and beverages, electronics, and daily living essentials. Building on a strong customer base in Asia and other regions, ANATC strives to provide customer-centric and value-added solutions and services to its customers.
With approximately 600 employees worldwide, GA Telesis is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with financial services, sales, distribution operations and MRO services operations in more than 19 countries. As the leading independent provider of integrated solutions through the combination of financial services, used serviceable material supply-chain, major related MRO operations and other ancillary aftermarket services, GA Telesis continues to lead the industry by expanding the GA Telesis Ecosystem™ to include more product and service offerings to its customers.
About Tokyo Century Corporation
Tokyo Century is a highly specialized and unique financial services company that pioneers new business fields combining finance, services and business expertise, working alongside customers in pursuit of their growth and goals. Through its four core businesses (Equipment Leasing, Specialty Financing, Domestic Automobile Financing, and International Business) Tokyo Century seeks to provide solutions that help increase the corporate value of customers.
About All Nippon Airways Trading Company
ANATC is a global solution and service provider, focusing in five business areas: retail, digital marketing, food, aerospace and electronics, and lifestyle businesses. ANATC headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has business units in France and Singapore, and 11 group companies, with a multinational workforce of approximately 2,300 people.
About GA Telesis
GA Telesis is a global leader providing integrated solutions to the aviation and aerospace industries. Built on the premise of “Customer Success” being the goal, GA Telesis serves over 3,000 customers including airlines, OEMs, MROs and suppliers worldwide with 31 leasing, sales, distribution and MRO operations in 19 countries. At GA Telesis, the company’s core business is integrated aviation solutions and their mission is customer success.