Airpas Aviation’s Merger With FuelPlus

Hogan Lovells, working alongside Carey Olsen, advised Ventiga Capital Partners on the deal.

Ventiga Capital Partners, a UK-based independent private equity firm with a focus of investing in European technology companies, acquired and funded a combined group created through the merger of Airpas Aviation and FuelPlus.

The merger will see Airpas Aviation, the leader in cost management for airport, ground handling and navigation charges join with FuelPlus, the industry leader in fuel administration and cost management for airlines. Together, the firms have 40 years of experience in the aviation industry and serve 103 airlines across 27 countries and four continents, and annually manage over US$76 billion of flight charges and over 28% of commercial jet fuel consumption. The transaction allows them to share best practices in aviation on cost management, a key advantage when the aviation sector is struggling to recover from the pandemic.

The Hogan Lovells team was led by Hamburg based PE partner Urszula Nartowska (Picture) and London-based PE partner Ed Harris, with support from a core team comprised of Hamburg based associates Jonas Palme and Julian Tristam and London based fund partner Jeremy Pickles, associates Alice Norbury and Taylor Harris.

The Carey Olsen team was led by partner James Mulholland, with assistance from counsel Claire Le Quesne.

Involved fees earner: Claire Le Quesne – Carey Olsen; James Mulholland – Carey Olsen; Ed Harris – Hogan Lovells; Taylor Harris – Hogan Lovells; Urszula Nartowska – Hogan Lovells; Alice Norbury – Hogan Lovells; Jonas Palme – Hogan Lovells; Jeremy Pickles – Hogan Lovells; Julian Tristam – Hogan Lovells;

Law Firms: Carey Olsen; Hogan Lovells;

Clients: Ventiga Capital Partners;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler