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Osborne Clarke advised QinetiQ on €70m acquisition of E.I.S. Aircraft Operations


Written on 26 April 2018

Osborne Clarke has advised QinetiQ Limited on the acquisition of E.I.S. Aircraft Operations from EQT Mid Market for EUR 70 million. The acquisition is subject to certain regulatory and legal approvals and is expected to close towards the end of the first half of QinetiQ’s 2019 financial year.

QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets. The customers are predominantly government organisations, including defence departments as well as international customers in other targeted sectors.

E.I.S Aircraft Operations is a leading provider of airborne training services for threat representation and operational readiness based in Germany. The business delivers airborne training services using a fleet of 14 Pilatus PC-9 and PC-12 aircraft.

An Osborne Clarke team led by partner Dr Christoph Torwegge (M&A, foreign trade law) advised QinetiQ. The team also included Dr Thies Goldner, Alexandra Nautsch (both Corporate), Antje Günther, Dr Daniel Walter (both Banking & Finance), Dr David Plitt, Dr Philipp Raben (Employment law), Romeo Szejnmann (Real Estate law), Theresa Gutsche (Foreign trade law) and Dr Arne Neubauer (Intellectual Property).