December 22, 2010 - Assignment

Accent Equity makes acquisitions to form Aviator Airport Alliance – a Nordic ground handling services group

The investment fund Accent Equity 2008 has made acquisitions for the establishment of Aviator Airport Alliance, a new constellation of ground handling services companies in the Nordic region.

Aviator Airport Alliance is comprised of the Swedish company Nordic Aero and the Norwegian companies Røros Flyservice and Norport Ground Handling. The new group will have a turnover of approximately SEK 1 billion and approximately 1,250 employees providing services at over 20 airports throughout Scandinavia.

Accent Equity 2008 was advised by Mannheimer Swartling on the acquisition of Nordic Aero and the acquisition financing for all three transactions related to the formation of Aviator Airport Alliance. Peter Alhanko led the firm’s team handling the acquisition, primarily assisted by Christopher Arkbrant, Carl Brodén, Johan Frost Bergman, Cecilia Malmberg and Emilia Hempel. Daniel Karlsson led the firm’s team handling the acquisition financing, primarily assisted by Harem Mahir and Carl Johan Zimdahl.