Crossing borders to materialize A&D ambitions

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ADDEV Materials SAS, a leading international player in aeronautics, space and defense, has acquired Graytone Limited and its subsidiaries. Oaklins Smith & Williamson advised on this transaction, with the assistance of Oaklins France.

The team at Oaklins Smith & Williamson advised on this crossborder transaction, with the assistance of Oaklins France. They understood our vision and strategic criteria. It was their expertise of working on international processes that was central to the successful completion of this acquisition. JULIEN DUVANEL, CEO AND AEROSPACE & DEFENSE BUSINESS UNIT CEO, ADDEV MATERIALS SAS, FRANCE

Oaklins provides long-term value beyond the closing of the deal

Oaklins’ team in France was appointed by ADDEV Materials to identify targets in the aerospace and defense sector in Europe, with the UK as a priority. The French team and Oaklins Smith & Williamson, based in the UK, collaborated on this mandate. Graytone was rapidly identified and approached by the UK team, and proved to be the perfect match for ADDEV’s strategic plan. Oaklins Smith & Williamson, with the support of Oaklins France, advised ADDEV Materials throughout the acquisition process until closing.

This transaction is a perfect example of the highest value we can bring to a client with international projects: highly experienced and skilled professionals, real industry expertise and true market coverage. RAPHAËL PETIT, PARTNER, AEROSPACE & DEFENSE SPECIALIST, OAKLINS, FRANCE

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