Kirkhill Aircraft Parts Co (Kapco Global), headquartered in Brea, California, USA, acquired D+C-Airparts in Europe GmbH (D+C-Airparts).
A team of SKW Schwarz, led by partner Dr. Tatjana Schroeder, comprehensively advised Kapco Global on this cross-border transaction.
For more than thirty years D+C-Airparts has been one of the most respected names in European aviation battery distribution and maintenance. D+C-Airparts is an authorized distributor for battery manufacturers including SAFT, Marathon und Hawker. It is approved by the German Aviation Authority and also a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved repair station.
Kapco Global is a leading global aerospace parts distribution business with a distribution portfolio of over 400.000 parts. It provides distribution services for airlines and MROs as well as inventory management solutions. Kapco Global was founded over 45 years ago and has grown five-fold in the last 10 years. It is 100% employee-owned and with over 500 employees operates twelve facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Counsel to Kapco Global:
Dr. Tatjana Schroeder (Corporate/M&A, Commercial, Lead Partner), Dr. Kolja Petrovicki, LL.M. (UPenn) (Corporate/M&A), Boris Christian (Employment Law), Marc Pussar (Intellectual Property Law), (all Frankfurt a.M.); Dr. Klaus Jankowski (Public Law, Real Estate Law), (Berlin).