Avincis provides essential emergency medical, firefighting, and search and rescue aviation services under availability-based contracts with local and national governments.

The company operates a fleet of over 220 aircraft across more than 160 operating locations throughout Europe. 

A highly complex carveout

Ancala completed the acquisition of Avincis in February 2023, carving the business out from Babcock International plc in a highly complex transaction. Ancala was able to secure the opportunity having tracked the sector and the business for many years. We demonstrated to the vendor that we could deliver the complex transaction, which involved carving out many individual parts of the broader aerial emergency services business, into one successful operator. This helped us to execute the transaction on a bilateral basis.

As part of the transaction, Ancala built the management team out with leading expertise from the aviation sector.

Enhancing a market-leading company

The Ancala team is working closely with the Avincis management team to enhance and expand Avincis’ operations. We have also conducted a review of its existing operations to better optimise its existing fleet and the wider business.