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Vista Global to Acquire Apollo Jets

Vista Global, one of the worlds largest on-demand private aviation groups, has entered into an agreement to acquire Apollo Jets. 

Founded in 2008, Apollo has become one of the most prominent and established private aviation providers in the United States, with strong client relationships across leading Fortune 500, medium and large businesses, and sports and entertainment industries servicing clients such as Derek Jeter and Shaquille ONeal.

Thomas Flohr, Vista Globals Founder and Chairman said, The Apollo acquisition reinforces Vista Globals unrivalled commitment to providing every business aviation client with the best value flying solutions around the world. I believe this is just the beginning of consolidation in our industry and Vista Global is leading this market transformation. We are excited to add the strongest independent team of client executives to our leading global infrastructure, to offer more and more clients the opportunity to access Vista Globals worldwide flying solutions.

Luxurious interior or a VistaJet Bombardier Global 6000. Click to enlarge.

As part of the acquisition, Vista Globals digital brand, XO, will now offer a full aircraft management service to its existing clients and new owners, operated by Talon Air. This directly allows Vista Global to support individual aircraft owners with their maintenance and overhaul needs. At the same time, Talon Airs fleet will be commercially integrated into XOs client offering.

Headquartered in Dubai, Vista Global now has a network of 20 offices across the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia, offering access to a global owned and managed fleet of over 160 aircraft, and a further 2,100 alliance aircraft.

The company expects to see an increase of over 20% in flights within North America following the Apollo acquisition.

The acquisition is also the latest in a series of M&A deals which have expanded Vista Globals service offering, following on from the successful acquisitions of Red Wing Aviation in 2020, JetSmarter in 2019 and XOJET in 2018.

It is a hugely exciting time for Vista Global this acquisition expands our global services to a rapidly growing membership and subscription base, and furthers our promise to new and current clients, anytime, anywhere, added Mr. Flohr.

The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions, including the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.

Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

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