DPE funds invest in Air Alliance
- Integrated aviation service provider Air Alliance plans to continue its growth path under leadership of Founder and CEO Wolfgang Krombach
- Certified sales representative and service center for Pilatus, Diamond and Gulfstream aircraft, providing comprehensive in-house maintenance services
- Leading European provider of air ambulance services, awarded “Air Ambulance Provider of the Year 2017”
Munich/Burbach, 22 January 2018 – Funds advised by DPE Deutsche Private Equity Management III GmbH (DPE) have agreed to acquire a majority interest in the Air Alliance Group (“Air Alliance” or the “Company”). Founder and CEO Wolfgang Krombach retains a significant shareholding and will continue to lead the Company.
Headquartered at Airport Siegerland, Air Alliance has developed into a leading provider of integrated aviation services over a period of 25 years. The Company is official sales representative and service center for renowned aircraft OEMs Pilatus, Diamond and Gulfstream, while also offering maintenance, repair and overhaul services for a wide range of private and business jets. Moreover, Air Alliance is a leading European provider of air ambulance flights and was recently awarded “Air Ambulance Provider of the Year 2017”. The Company has more than 130 employees across its locations at the Siegerland, Cologne, Vienna and Birmingham airports.
“We are impressed by the Company’s achievements, especially the development of strong relationships with leading aircraft OEMs and the expansion of its air ambulance fleet”, says Volker Hichert, Managing Partner at DPE. “Reliability and the continuous delivery of high quality services have enabled Air Alliance to build an excellent reputation in the market. We are excited to support the Company in the next stage of growth in partnership with Wolfgang Krombach”, added Fabian Rücker, Director at DPE. Wolfgang Krombach, who has been fundamental to the success of the Company and will remain invested with a significant shareholding, comments: “We have built a solid foundation for continued growth. With DPE, we are partnering with an entrepreneurial investor that will actively support Air Alliance and shares our vision going forward. Airport Siegerland shall remain the basis for our future growth.”
For more information on Air Alliance, please visit air-alliance.de.