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Arnold & Porter Advises J.W. Childs Associates in SIMCOM Holdings Merger

November 13, 2018

Arnold & Porter advised private equity firm J.W. Childs Associates L.P. (J.W. Childs) in the sale of SIMCOM Holdings, Inc. (SIMCOM) and its affiliated companies to aviation-focused private investment firm Directional Aviation Capital (Directional).

SIMCOM is the largest independent provider of flight simulator-based training services to the global general aviation, business aviation and regional airline markets. Directional will add SIMCOM to its portfolio of private business aviation companies and provide financing and operational strategy.

The Arnold & Porter team was led by Corporate & Finance partner Stephen Koval and associates Marisa White and Sarah Wilhelm. Partner Laurie Abramowitz and associate Reuven Graber assisted with tax matters; partner Jeff London and counsel Brian Witkowski assisted with employment and benefits matters; and associate Catalina Ford assisted with finance matters.