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In the aerospace and defense industry, the competition for increased control of the supply chain — from OEMs to the aftermarket — is a matter of extremely large consolidations. With deals often reaching billions of dollars, making the right investment choice is crucial. Supported by a dedicated sector research team and long-standing relations within the commercial aerospace, defense and space industries, our experienced M&A professionals can help you find and secure the most lucrative deals.

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GILLIS Aerospace has been acquired by the Böllhoff Group
Aerospace & Defense

GILLIS Aerospace has been acquired by the Böllhoff Group

Böllhoff Group has acquired GILLIS Aerospace, a French manufacturer of fasteners for the aerospace industry.

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Contact Air Flugdienst GmbH & Co has been acquired by OLT Express Germany
Aerospace & Defense

Contact Air Flugdienst GmbH & Co has been acquired by OLT Express Germany

The regional airline OLT Express Germany has taken over the operations and fleet of the Stuttgart-based Contact Air Flugdienst GmbH & Co. The aircrafts of both companies will be merged under the brand name OLT Express. Both parties have agreed not to disclose any details about the transaction.

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Akzo Nobel has acquired the French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero
Aerospace & Defense | Other Industries

Akzo Nobel has acquired the French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero

AkzoNobel N.V. has acquired the French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero. The acquisition will create synergies and will further strengthen the company’s global position in aerospace coatings, notably in the structural and cabin coating sub-segments.

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“Oaklins' team in Toulouse accompanied me not only in the key steps of the choice of the new partner by sharing its expertise in M&A transactions, but also by taking into account our sensitivities and strategic will.”

Serge Dumas

CEO, GILLIS Aerospace

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Joining forces in the aerospace industry

DEAL FLASH: Mapaero, a French aerospace coatings manufacturer, has joined AkzoNobel N.V., a leading global paints and performance coatings company.

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