Last week, news broke that Air Methods, a provider of emergency air medical services was being acquired by American Securities in a $2.5 billion deal.

As an early participant in the company, I am incredibly proud of not just the service that they provide and the countless lives they have saved, but its incredible growth into a leader in the field of Aeromedical care. As a banker, advisor, and early board member, Air Methods was a company I took a great deal of pride in being a part of.

The company has been unwavering in its commitment to providing the very best access to trauma centers to those in need of emergency care. After starting with a single base Colorado, the company now has over 300 bases in 48 states and has a team of 4,500 professionals – 20% of whom are U.S. Veterans.

I want to congratulate all of those involved, past and present, and thank them for their continued commitment to a company that I have always taken great pride in.

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