Private equity helped build Avincis into a world leader in less than a decade. When Investindustrial invested in 2005, Avincis had 750 employees and provided helicopter services for medical emergencies, search and rescue, surveillance and oil & gas rig crew change-over in three countries.
With Investindustrial’s support, the business grew sales and earnings almost six-fold. Investindustrial strengthened the management team and helped devise an international expansion plan allowing Avincis to become a global industry leader. During the investment period Avincis increased employees to 2,850, and expanded into ten new markets. A partnership with KKR in May 2010 brought together two long term investors with complimentary expertise to support Avincis’ global acquisition strategy.
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