Airbus has sold Dornier Consulting to Palero

Lincoln International (“Lincoln”) is pleased to announce the successful sale of the international technology consulting and project management firm Dornier Consulting International (“DCI”) to Palero. This divestment enables Airbus to further streamline the portfolio of its aerospace and defense division, while opening up new development opportunities for DCI. The new shareholder, Palero, will work in close corporation with DCI’s management, investing in the international expansion of the business and developing it into a strong and independent player in the global technology consulting and project management space. Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Airbus. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

DCI specializes in water and environment, mobility and infrastructure related consulting services. With more than 50 years of experience, DCI established a large roster of public as well as blue-chip corporate clients and was able to secure a leading position in certain strategic markets such as ground water related consulting in the Middle East or toll collection consulting in the DACH region. The company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has nine additional branches in Germany, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the Ukraine and most recently Kazakhstan. In 2016, DCI generated revenues of approximately Euro 25 million and employed roughly 160 employees.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of Euro 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats, business aviation products and tanker, combat, transport, mission and space aircraft. This transaction marks the second successful non-core divestiture for Airbus assisted by Lincoln.

Palero is based in Luxembourg and exclusively advised by Munich-based Palero Capital. The firm is focusing on carve-out and restructuring situations, acquiring companies in order to realize significant increases in value by unlocking growth potentials and operational improvements. Palero typically invests in DACH companies with a turnover between Euro 30 million and Euro 300 million.

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