Joining forces in the aerospace industry

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


The fierce competition between airlines to attract and retain customers leads them to invest more effort and money in cabin design, and to renovate interiors more often in order to remain up-to-date.

We are very excited about this integration process with AkzoNobel, whose experience and engagement will be a real asset to Mapaero’s development, and we are looking forward to this new chapter for our company. Thanks to Oaklins’ support in France and abroad, from its office in California to the team in the Netherlands, we have been able to complete this transaction. Special thanks to the team in Toulouse! ERIC RUMEAU, CEO, MAPAERO, FRANCE

Oaklins found the best partner to develop the business

Oaklins’ aerospace & defense team in France assisted Mapaero and its shareholders throughout the sale process. The team approached investment funds and strategic buyers around the world and structured the most attractive transaction for its client. Oaklins’ A&D specialist team in  California supported the transaction and the team in the Netherlands approached and helped with the negotiations with the buyer.

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