A team in the Birmingham office of law firm DLA Piper has advised aerospace and defence giant Goodrich on its £200 million acquisition of Italian company Mictrotecnica.
The deal saw Goodrich buy Microtecnica, which specialises in flight control actuation systems and aircraft thermal and environmental control systems, from SSCP Aero Holdings.
DLA Piper corporate partners Jim Lavery and Goffredo Guerra led on the deal from the firm’s offices in Birmingham and Milan.
DLA Piper said its team performed a critical role in the transaction.
Mr Lavery said: “Goodrich is a longstanding and highly valued client of DLA Piper.
“We are thrilled to have supported Goodrich in its latest acquisition which will strengthen its product portfolio and its presence in key growth markets.
“It has also been a great opportunity to work with our colleagues in Milan”
John Linker, director of business development, Goodrich said: “The acquisition of Microtecnica fits with our strategy by increasing Goodrich’s exposure to three growth markets – commercial and military helicopters, commercial regional, business and general aviation aircraft and missile actuation.”