Lynx FBO Network acquires Napa Valley's Napa Jet Center



Sterling Group portfolio company Lynx FBO Network has announced that it is acquiring Napa Jet Center, the premier general aviation service provider in the Napa Valley, the company said.

The acquisition of Napa Jet Center will mark Lynx´s seventh acquisition since inception and second this year, and represents another opportunity for Lynx to invest significant resources towards developing a best-in-class fixed base operator (FBO) facility with industry-leading service ratings. Lynx plans to execute significant investments in the Napa facility, including the design and development of a world-class FBO campus reflective of the FBO´s role as the gateway to the Napa Valley.

Lynx hired Carrie Campbell to serve as the General Manager of Lynx´s newest FBO location in Napa. Carrie previously worked with the Lynx management team while at Landmark Aviation where she served as general manager for the San Diego FBO. In addition to managing the general aviation operations at one of the busiest single-runway airports in the country, she successfully oversaw the onsite construction of the world-class FBO facility completed there in 2014.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP served as legal advisor to Lynx.

Lynx is a rapidly growing network of FBOs in the general aviation industry with locations in Destin, Florida, Minneapolis (Anoka), Minnesota, Portland (Aurora), Oregon, Little Rock, Arkansas and soon Napa, California. The Lynx team is comprised of industry veterans who have worked together building FBO networks over many years, serving in management roles at numerous large FBO networks including Landmark Aviation, Atlantic Aviation and Trajen. Over the course of their careers, Chad Farischon, Tyson Goetz and Matt DeLellis have purchased and integrated over 50 FBOs, as well as managed marquee locations including FBOs in Aspen, Teterboro and Miami.