• Enlightenment Capital Invests in The Diplomat Group

    December 4, 2014  |  by Iris Dorbian

    The Diplomat Group has received an undisclosed investment from Enlightenment Capital. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, The Diplomat Group is a provider of passenger and cargo aircraft charter service to the private, commercial and government sectors.

    PRESS RELEASE

    Chevy Chase, MD – December 2, 2014: Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense, and government-focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, announced that it has made a strategic investment in The Diplomat Group, a leading provider of global multimodal logistics, transportation services, commercial and government construction services, program management, facilities operations and maintenance, and base operations support. In addition to the investment, Enlightenment will serve as a strategic partner to the business going forward. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    Based in Annapolis, MD, The Diplomat Group specializes in providing international logistics and aviation transportation services for governments, non-governmental organizations, and businesses. Founded in 1981, the Company has over three decades of unrivaled experience and past performance executing on thousands of complex, international logistics and construction assignments in remote and austere environments.

    "With its global reach and widespread network of customers and vendors, Diplomat has a proven track record of consistently delivering excellent service in some of the most challenging parts of the world. We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the team as it continues to provide mission-critical services to governments and businesses around the globe," said Devin Talbott, Managing Partner of Enlightenment Capital.

    "We believe now, more than ever, The Diplomat Group brings an essential set of services to an interconnected global marketplace. The management team has proven to be highly adaptive to changing markets, and we look forward to supporting this next phase of the company's evolution," added Pierre Chao, Managing Partner of Enlightenment Capital.

    About The Diplomat Group

    The Diplomat Group was founded in 1981 for the express purpose of providing tailored passenger and cargo aircraft charter service to the private, commercial, and government sectors. The Company offers a wide array of point-to-point logistics services including worldwide air, ocean, and overland transportation of a wide variety of cargo types including, but not limited to, dangerous goods, outsized items, and unique projects. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, Diplomat has offices in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Uganda, Djibouti, and Colombia. For more information, visit www.thediplomatgroup.com.

    About Enlightenment Capital

    Enlightenment Capital, a Washington, DC-area based private investment firm, provides senior debt, mezzanine debt, and minority equity to middle market companies in the Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) sector. The firm partners with management teams, equity sponsors, and those businesses that provide vital services, protect critical infrastructure, innovate cyber and data solutions, engineer aerospace systems, safeguard national security, and endeavor to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.enlightencap.com.