For Immediate Release
September 19, 2017
J.F. Lehman & Company (“J.F. Lehman”), a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on the maritime, defense and aerospace sectors, announced that its investment affiliate has sold its portfolio company, Doss Aviation (“Doss” or “the Company”) to L3 Technologies, Inc. (“L3”). Doss is a leading provider of flight training and airfield support services to the U.S. Department of Defense. The Company is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado and serves its defense customers at many locations worldwide. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“We’ve substantially strengthened the scope of our Company’s operations in partnership with J.F. Lehman,” said Mark Lester, CEO of Doss. “J.F. Lehman has been supportive of our efforts to enter new aviation training and airfield services markets and focus on operational excellence across all functional areas.”
Steve Brooks, Partner at J.F. Lehman, said, “The Doss team has done a tremendous job driving improvement within the business. We’re proud of their accomplishments and believe the business represents a strong fit with its new owner’s flight training and aviation support operations.”
BlackArch Partners served as financial advisors to J.F. Lehman and Jones Day provided lead legal counsel. Miller & Chevalier Chartered advised in relation to government contracts, international trade, and defense security compliance matters.