AEROSTAR CAPITAL LLC

AEROSPACE PRIVATE EQUITY

Aerostar Capital helps to build more successful aerospace suppliers by making significant venture capital or private equity investments in "middle market" businesses that serve the commercial aviation, space, and/or defense markets around the world. Aerostar co-invests with some of the largest private equity fund sponsors with aerospace experience, including, Charlesbank Capital Partners, JP Morgan Partners, and The Carlyle Group. More than a dozen investments have been completed since 1997 with a combined transaction value exceeding $4 billion. Ideal investment candidates will have annual revenues over $100 million, a clearly focused growth strategy, experienced management, and excellent customer relations.

AEROSPACE REQUIRES TRULY KNOWLEDGEABLE INVESTMENT PARTNERS:

BROAD INVESTMENT EXPERIENCE - Aerostar Capital co-invests with some of the world's largest and most experienced private equity funds. Previous investment partners include JP Morgan Partners, a subsidiary of JP Morgan Chase, Charlesbank Capital Partners, and The Carlyle Group. The Carlyle Group also has extensive investment experience with a major focus on aerospace and defense companies. In addition, Aerostar works with other private equity funds that offer similar financial resources and investment expertise.

DEEP AEROSPACE MARKET KNOWLEDGE - Bob Paulson, the CEO of Aerostar Capital, has served the aerospace industry for over 35 years. His relevant experience includes leadership of McKinsey & Company's global aerospace consulting practice, service in the US Army and Department of Defense - Systems Analysis, extensive M&A and investment experience, significant board-level roles, and public leadership on various aerospace industry policy issues.