Aaron Young, President and CEO of Strategic Aviation Services Ltd. (“SA”) has announced that First Growth
Management (“FGM”) has made an investment that will contribute to the vision and direction for SA, now and
for the future. Along with a financial commitment, FGM brings management expertise, connections and
relationships that will assist Strategic Aviation as the company moves forward.
“This exciting news is extremely positive,” said Young. “I am very pleased to have First Growth recognize the
potential of Strategic Aviation, and to make such a significant commitment towards the future of our company.
For all of us at SA, this comes at a critical time in our growth and will be the piece we need to move to the next
level. We have informed many of our customers directly, as well as taking this good-news message to our
employees earlier this week.
First Growth Management is a private equity company investing primarily in small, growing businesses, midsized
asset based and early stage public companies. FGM brings an array of resources to the partnership
including capital, management, governance, marketing, public relations and a wide network of contacts in many
Fraser Campbell of First Growth has led the campaign to invest in Strategic Aviation. “Our strategy is to invest in
companies we believe to have the people and the market placement to achieve success in their sector. We are
impressed with Strategic Aviation as a company, the strength of its reputation in the field, and the opportunity
for growth,” says Campbell. “We have significant experience and proven successes in taking small, growing
companies and helping them realize their potential – SA fits perfectly into our sweet spot.”
Campbell, alongside Young, underscores the fact that the partnership is a great fit. “First Growth cares about
Strategic Aviation,” explains Campbell. “We are company builders. We take them on because they have
potential, because at heart they have a solid structure and a bright future. We work with them to ensure their
Campbell is immediately assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Clint Sharples,
President of FGM, is joining the SA Board as Chairman, with Young and Campbell.