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15 June 2015

Hewitsons LLP (Northampton) recently acted for Canadian firm Navtech in the acquisition of Hampshire and Cardiff based company DW International a pre-eminent consultant and provider of software in the fields of air navigation, civil air communications and air traffic management.Navtech is a global leading provider of flight operation solutions and services and this acquisition is part of Navtech’s continued investment strategy to accelerate global growth and expand its products and service offerings.The Hewitsons team, led by David Browne, advised on and negotiated the share purchase agreement and the other documents relating to the acquisition. The matter required the input from a multi-disciplinary team across the firm which included Corporate Partner David Browne, Corporate Assistant, Anne-Sophie Reynolds, Commercial Partner, Kevin Fletcher, Property Partner, Patricia Kempson, Employment Partner, Nick Hall and Banking and Finance Partner, Neil Harpham.The acquisition had a strong international flavor with Navtech’s contacts based in the US and in Canada and some of the sellers residing in continental Europe adding an extra dimension to the complex nature of the matter.Lead Partner David Browne said “working on a matter that has so many parts in so many countries is always a challenge and the team worked very well with and for our client to deliver an excellent result within the time frame set by the parties”.

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