2/23/2015

Holland & Hart Represents Sierra Nevada Corporation in 328 Support Services Acquisition

Holland & Hart Represents Sierra Nevada Corporation in 328 Support Services Acquisition

Holland & Hart LLP represented long-standing client Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) in the successful acquisition of a UK- and Germany-based aircraft company, 328 Support Services GmbH (328), and its affiliated entities. The completion of the acquisition was announced Feb. 6 in a joint press release from SNC and 328, the owner of the type certificate and intellectual property (IP) rights for design, manufacturing, maintenance, and certification of the 200 existing Dornier 328 (D328) prop and jet aircraft. In addition, SNC holds IP rights and supplemental type certificates (STCs) for modernization technologies that allow the Dornier 328 aircraft to be used for multi-mission applications ranging from transport and cargo to surveillance and medical use.

SNC, one of the world’s fastest growing and most successful aerospace companies, is making a major investment in European markets to expand globally through modern commercial aircraft technologies. 328 is headquartered in London with its main operations based at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport, near Munich, Germany. It employs more than 150 aviation experts.

Holland & Hart attorneys have served as counsel to SNC on each of its thirteen acquisition transactions. Holland & Hart’s deal team was led by corporate partner Fritz Battcher and of counsel James Crowe, and the firm was assisted in the UK and Germany by RPC LLP and SKW Schwarz, respectively. 

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