Highlights of some of our recent deals in this sector.

Up to £20m

Advised a leading UK automotive business on the sale of an IP focussed spin out involving the development and commercial exploitation of an innovative high efficiency internal combustion engine IP to a major European industrial’s global powertrain brand. Advised telematics specialist, Trakm8, on its acquisition of DSC Systems. Read more > Advised vehicle tracking specialists Isotrak on the acquisition of Verilocation. Read more >
Advised Isotrak on its acquisition of Alcolock, he UK market leader in the supply of breathalyser immobilisation systems.. Read more > Advised a leading global transit operator on the sale of certain non-core UK bus operations. Advised the UK’s biggest private hire business on its strategic acquisition of another of the UK’s top ten regional private hire operators.
Advised defence technology company Qinetiq on its acquisition of military training specialist Newman & Spurr Consultancy (£14m) Read more >

£20m-£100m

Advised DB Schenker on its investment in electric air taxi manufacturer, Volocopter, as part of a Series C financing round (€87m). Read more > Advised Via Novus on a Cube investment into Engenie, one of the UK’s fastest growing electric vehicle rapid charging networks (£35m). Read more > Advised the individual shareholders together with private equity and VC investors on the sale of a leading UK-based vehicle data management company to a US based automotive technology provider.
Advised a global multipurpose aviation holding company on the acquisition of an international aircraft charter specialist engaged in aircraft maintenance, pilot training, ground handling and fuelling, aviation IT solutions and business aviation. Advised Ultra Electronics on the sale of its Airport Systems Business to ADB SAFEGATE (£22m). Read more > Advised Ultra Electronics on the management buyout of ID card manufacturer MagiCard (£22m) Read more >
Advised QinetiQ on its acquisition of Meggitt Target Systems, a world-leading provider of unmanned air, land and surface vehicle targets for live-fire training and weapon system test and evaluation (£57.5 million). Read more > Advised an Italian Client on the acquisition of the UK Auto Pedestrian Doors and Assa Abloy Entrance Systems business. Advised the sellers of a leading provider of bespoke fleet management, vehicle leasing and vehicle rental services, on its acquisition by one of Europe’s most prominent developers of multi-platform Mobility-as-a-Service solutions in the corporate automotive industry.
Advised shareholders of a northern UK bus operator on the sale of the company to a leading UK listed transport organisation.

£100m+

Advised the management team of AerFin on AerFin Holdings’ acquisition by CataCap from US based CarVal Investors in partnership with management. Read more > Advised supply chain technology business ByBox on its acquisition by LDC (£105m). Read more > Advised the management team of a leading global specialist in providing cost-saving aftermarket support solutions to the aviation industry on its sale to private equity in partnership with management.
Advised Ultra Electronics on the acquisition of the electronic products division of Kratos Defence and Security Solutions (£174m). Read more >