Willkie Advises PAI Partners in Acquisition of ADB

March 11, 2013

PAI partners acquires ADB, the world’s leading airfield lighting technology company, from Montagu Private Equity.

On March 8, Willkie client PAI partners announced the acquisition of ADB, the world’s leading airfield lighting technology company, from Montagu Private Equity. Montagu acquired ADB from Siemens in 2009. Founded in Belgium in 1920, ADB is the global leader in Airfield Ground Lighting products, systems and solutions, serving over 2,000 airports worldwide. ADB reported a turnover of €160 million.

Willkie’s cross-border multidisciplinary team, led by partner Christophe Garaud in Paris, included: Paris – partners David Tayar and Annette Peron, national partner Paul Lombard, special European counsel Gabriel Flandin and associates Gil Kiener and Hugo Nocerino; New York – Partners Christopher Peters and Jordan Messinger, special counsel Jonathan Konoff and associate Margaret Hanson; Washington – special counsel Russell Smith and Miriam Bishop and associates Barbara Block and Andrew Shapiro; Brussels – partner Xavier Dieux and national partner Jean-Quentin De Cuyper and Frankfurt – partner Mario Schmidt, national partner Christian Rolf and associate Jochen Riechwald.