Hengeler Mueller advises HENSOLDT on acquisition of EuroAvionics

15. May 2017

HENSOLDT Holding Germany GmbH (“HENSOLDT”) has announced the acquisition of EuroAvionics Holding GmbH (“EuroAvionics”). HENSOLDT, emerged from the sale of Airbus’ defence electronics business, is a world leading provider of premium sensors for protection, surveillance and situational awareness and employs around 4,000 employees.  

EuroAvionics is a world leading manufacturer of certified avionic systems for helicopters and aircrafts headquartered in Pforzheim and with further sites in the UK, the US and Switzerland. It is HENSOLDT’s first acquisition transaction since the acquisition of HENSOLDT by funds managed by KKR was completed in February 2017.  

Hengeler Mueller is advising HENSOLDT on the transaction. The Hengeler Mueller team is led by partners Daniel Wiegand (Munich), Christian Schwandtner (Düsseldorf) (both M&A) and includes partners Alf-Henrik Bischke (Antitrust), Dirk Uwer (Public Law), counsels Patrick H. Wilkening (IP/IT) (all Düsseldorf) and Mathias Link (Tax, Frankfurt) as well as associates Daniel Möritz (Düsseldorf), Achim Spengler (Munich) (both M&A), Anja Balitzki (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Sonnhild Draack (Labour), Steffen C. Hörner (Tax) (both Frankfurt), Michael Schramm, Deniz Tschammler (Public Law), Maximilian Wosgien (IP/IT) (all Düsseldorf) and Peter Wehner (Labour, Frankfurt).  

Hengeler Mueller had also advised KKR on the acquisition of HENSOLDT.