Fly away with JCP
Janes Capital Partners (JCP) has focused on acquiring companies with values ranging from $25 million to $250 million since its inception in 1997, specializing in U.S. reverse merger transactions (RTOs) in the aerospace and defense sector. (When a reverse merger takes place, shareholders of a private company buy control of a public business and merge it with theirs. Afterward, shareholders of a private company get a majority of public company shares. Such a deal is appealing for both sides in that it can be closed quickly, sometimes within weeks.) JCP prides itself on creating customized plans for each business, especially ones hoping to “cash out” on their company. JCP calls Irvine, Calif., home and has a satellite office in Los Angeles as well.
The firm’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small-business owners. Recent deals the firm has been involved with include advising Northrop Grumman on its acquisition of Scaled Composites, LLC; Frontier Systems on its acquisition by the Boeing Company; United Aircarft Products’ acquisition by Triumph Group; and Able Corporation’s acquisition by Smiths Aerospace.
The big bosses
Chairman and CEO David A. Janes formed Janes Capital Partners in 1997 after serving as CEO of California Manufacturing Enterprises since 1977. Janes’ right-hand man is cofounder Stephen R. Perry, also a managing director of JCP who concentrates on mergers and acquisitions (M&As), recapitalizations and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), in addition to bankruptcies and insolvencies. In addition to its two fearless leaders, the firm has a team of dealmakers to assist companies with transactions. JCP also emphasizes its domestic and international relationships with firms across the globe in order to give its clients choices when it comes to sell-offs.
19200 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 477-8060
Employer Type: Private
Chairman & CEO: David A. Janes
2008 Employees (All Locations): 10