Landmark Aviation Acquires the Assets of DB Aviation Located at Waukegan Regional Airport (UGN)

(Houston, Texas – December 1, 2010) Landmark Aviation acquires the assets of DB Aviation at Waukegan Regional Airport (UGN).

“DB Aviation will be a great addition to our network, and will expand our presence in the Midwest,” said Dan Bucaro, Landmark’s President and CEO. “We are looking forward to being a part of the community and providing general aviation services to Waukegan and surrounding areas.”

Offering FBO, charter and aircraft management and maintenance services, DB Aviation fits well into the Landmark network. This acquisition supports Landmark’s growth strategy, and brings the network to 41 FBOs, including locations in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Landmark Aviation is a portfolio company of GTCR Golder Rauner and Platform Partners, LLC. For more information, visit

GTCR is a leading private equity firm based in Chicago that manages more than $8 billion in equity and capital invested in a wide range of companies and industries. The firm principally invests in high-growth industries, including business services and outsourcing, consumer products and services, healthcare, technology and transaction processing.

Platform Partners, LLC is a private holding company based in Houston that makes investments in middle-market companies with the intent of growing the businesses into industry leaders through a combination of organic and acquisition growth.