EIC and Carson Air are stronger together

February 17, 2022

When the founders of Carson Air, British Columbia's leading provider of fixed-wing air ambulance services, began thinking about stepping back from the business they committed to finding a buyer that would allow the company and its management team to remain intact.

The priority was to find an investment partner that believed in the business, understood its potential, and was committed to creating the conditions that allowed Carson's employees to perform at their best.

It's a familiar story; one that Exchange Income Corporation ("EIC") has seen often. Successful business owners are looking for a transition plan that includes the commitment to invest the capital needed to bring the company to the next level.

Frequently, this is where private equity can come into play. For many, particularly those with retirement plans on the horizon, private equity is viewed as a welcome option to provide liquidity while supporting a quick return on investment. Often, private equity comes with strings attached, like restructuring the business, reorganizing the management teams and focusing exclusively on short-term returns.

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