Monocle is a public investment vehicle formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Monocle raised $172.5 million through an initial public offering on February 11, 2019. During the IPO process, Monocle stated its intent to serve as a platform for consolidation and growth opportunities by partnering with companies in the aerospace & defense sectors. The Monocle founders have extensive expertise in the aerospace & defense industry, and decades of experience operating and growing public companies in the sector.
The transaction is in connection with the acquisition of AerSale Corp.