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AURELIUS Growth Investments

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Transaction Details

  • On September 6, 2022, AURELIUS Growth Investments announced that it had sold Aerotec Europe GmbH ("Aerotec Group"), including its subsidiary Airplane Equipment & Services A.E.S., to Borromin Capital Fund IV
  • The Aerotec Group, including Airplane Equipment & Services, is a leading European services company to the air cargo industry which employs around 120 employees
  • In 2016, AURELIUS acquired a majority stake in Airplane Equipment & Services as part of a corporate succession. Over this time, the company has delivered very good operational performance, including significant revenue and earnings growth

About the company

Aerotec Group
The Aerotec Group (as well as Airplane Equipment & Services) was founded in 1997 in Cologne by Willy Reinhardt as a service company for maintenance and repair work on regulated components of passenger aircraft. Since then, the company has expanded its service portfolio and developed into a leading service provider for the air cargo industry in the DACH region. The company operates five independent offices near the airports of Cologne, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Basel. Each location offers its customers certified services at the highest level.

AURELIUS is a pan-European alternative investment firm. The Group has offices in London, Luxembourg, Munich, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Milan, Madrid and Dusseldorf. As part of the AURELIUS Group, AURELIUS Growth Investments focuses on Buy-and-Build as well as buyouts and succession solutions.

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