Swissport In Talks To Purchase Servisair

July 22, 2013
The acquisition of Servisair would add about 15,000 people to the company’s 40,000 employees.

The Derichebourg Group announced today that it has granted an exclusivity period to Swissport regarding the disposal of 100 percent of Servisair on the basis of an irrevocable and binding offer received today. Both Swissport and Derichebourg will provide more information in due course, subject to customary legal and regulatory approvals.

Servisair´s global business currently provides ground services for around 106 million passengers and 645,000 tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 500 client companies in the aviation sector. Servisair employs around 15,000 staff and is active at 118 locations in 20 countries on four continents.

Swissport is a global provider of ground services to the aviation sector offering services to around 118 million passengers and handling 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 40,000 employees, Swissport is active at 180 stations in 38 countries across five continents.

The Derichebourg Group is an international player in the world of environmental services and services to businesses and to local and municipal authorities. It covers the entire waste recycling chain, from collection through to recuperation. Furthermore, it develops a broad range of services in cleaning, temporary work, energy, with well known focus on aircraft support to manufacturing and aircraft maintenance.