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Aviado Partners engaged to assist buy-side group seeking to acquire CityJet from Air France-KLM Group

14 Jan 2013, Frankfurt, Germany


Aviado-Partners Consulting GmbH, a leading international airline consulting firm, has been engaged to provide commercial advice to a buy-out group which has been short-listed to acquire CityJet from Air France. CityJet is a European regional airline operating from London City airport to 22 destinations across Europe. In this capacity, Aviado Partners is assisting the buy-out group by providing independent advice and analysis services related to post-acquisition network, fleet, alliances & partnerships, loyalty and overall commercial strategy. 
"We are pleased to work with Aviado Partners on this assignment. We selected them for their deep experience in commercial airline management and specifically for their own hands-on experience and deep industry knowledge related to aircraft, route networks, and operational experience with mergers and acquisitions. Shakeel Adam's particular strengths in operational and commercial restructuring and overall airline management combined with Michael Kanacher's extensive experience in sales, distribution and commercial management are are strong combination and highly relevant for this " CEO of the buyout company.

About Aviado-Partners Consulting GmbH

Aviado-Partners Consulting GmbH is a specialist management consulting firm providing objective, independent and evidence-based analysis, advice and implementation support to airlines, airports, rail operators, hotels and other transportation related companies around the world. The firm advises management, boards, investors, governments, leasing companies and other stakeholders across all the key commercial and strategy issues. Aviado Partners' team members and associates have worked with leading international full service and low cost airlines, global consulting firms, financial institutions and manufacturers both as members of senior management as well as an airline consultant. The Partners and Associates have led or had significant involvement in numerous merger, acquisition, restructuring, start-up, aircraft selection and performance improvement assignments in Asia, the United States, Canada, South America, Russia & the CIS, Africa and the Middle East.

About the Client

Due to the commercially sensitive nature of this assignment, Aviado's client has requested to remain confidential. For more information, please contact us at


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