Feb 7, 2024

Capstone Partners Advised AVT Simulation on Senior Debt Financing from FVCbank

Capstone Partners advised AVT Simulation—a recognized leader in the training and simulation sector—on the closing of a $25 million senior credit facility, the proceeds of which will be used to fund the development and delivery of 24 Helicopter Training Simulators over a 17-month period. The senior credit facility was provided by FVCbank.

Applied Visual Technology, dba AVT Simulation, is a 100% founder-owned small business that specializes in end-to-end systems integration and full-service modeling & simulation, primarily for the U.S. military. The company provides professional engineering services and training solutions for both military and civilian applications, with products and services including engineering consulting, simulation and training solutions, software engineering, visual system integration, database development, gaming technology and content, and more. Over more than two decades, AVT has been recognized with awards, including the Veterans Jobs’ “Outstanding Veteran Employer” Award and being named in Military Training Technology Magazine’s “Top 100 Military Training Companies.”

The senior credit facility will be leveraged to fund a recently awarded 12-year subcontract for the development and delivery of helicopter training Simulators for the U.S. Army. The Simulators will be assembled and operated by AVT and leased to General Dynamics to deliver services to the world’s largest military helicopter training simulation program—marking a key inflection point for AVT. Learn more about AVT at www.avtsim.com.

“Capstone’s extensive experience greatly assisted us in our capital raise and achieved a more than ideal outcome. Speed in preparation, modelled structure, and close could not have been realized without Capstone and their outstanding guidance,” said Roberto Abascal, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of AVT Simulation.

The expert investment banking professionals in Capstone Partners’ Debt Advisory Group work with leading middle market companies to maximize financial outcomes at every stage of the business lifecycle. Our firm has developed a full suite of corporate finance solutions, including M&A advisory, debt advisory, financial advisory, and equity capital financing to help privately owned businesses and private equity firms address any need, ranging from growth and financial or operational advisement to an ultimate exit transaction. To learn more about this transaction, or about the benefits of starting a relationship with our Debt Advisory Group, contact us.