Hogan Lovells advises AES on the acquisition of aviationscouts

Hogan Lovells advises AES on the acquisition of aviationscouts

Press releases | 14 June 2024

Led by Frankfurt partner Dr Christoph Naumann, global law firm Hogan Lovells has advised Aerotec Europe GmbH (‘Aerotec’) on the acquisition of aviationscouts GmbH, based in Lichtenfels. The transaction involves the acquisition of aviationscouts GmbH (aviationscouts) and its subsidiary B2L GmbH & Co. KG, together with its general partner, from the founder. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

aviationscouts was founded in 1988 and is one of the leading companies in the field of reconditioned spare parts for aircraft cabin interiors. The company buys used aircraft seats, for example, which are then reupholstered and reupholstered and sold to customers such as airlines or aircraft leasing companies. B2L GmbH & Co. KG (bag to life) manufactures bags and numerous other products from used aviation products (such as life jackets). Both companies thus strive for sustainability and circular economy.

Aerotec and its subsidiary Airplane Equipment & Services A.E.S. GmbH were acquired in September 2022 by Borromin Capital Fonds IV (‘Borromin’), advised by Borromin Capital Management GmbH, with the aim of expanding the group both organically and through acquisitions. Borromin was advised by Hogan Lovells on the platform acquisition, led by Dr Christoph Naumann.

Borromin is an independent private equity company that focuses on medium-sized companies in the DACH region and the Benelux countries. The private equity funds initiated and advised by Borromin invest in medium-sized companies and provide equity capital for succession planning, management buyouts and growth financing. Borromin was founded in 2001 and has since pursued a successful, value-oriented strategy of investing in profitable companies in a wide range of industries.

Hogan Lovells team for Airplane Equipment & Services A.E.S. GmbH


Dr Christoph Naumann (Partner), Alexandra Willm (Senior Associate), Corinna Außner (Associate) (all Private Equity);

Dr Marius Rothermund (Senior Associate, M&A);

Prof Dr Fabian Pfuhl (Counsel), Felix Ackermann (Associate) (both Intellectual Property);

Dr Kerstin Neighbour (Partner), Paul Single (Senior Associate) (both Employment);

Judith Altenburg (Associate, Real Estate);


Dr Tobias Strohmeier (Counsel, Real Estate);


Bernd Klemm (Partner), Dr Thomas Frank (Senior Associate) (both Pensions).