Berry Smith advises a family owned aviation business in Bridgend which is now on the world’s biggest stock market

Berry Smith are delighted to have advised Aircraft Maintenance Support Services Limited (AMSS) on their sale to American company JBT Corporation for approximately £10 million.

The family-owned, Bridgend-based business was founded 40 years ago by Duncan Barber and manufactures and maintains ground support equipment. JBT Corporation, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is a leading global technology solutions provider, that also sells equipment and services to US and international air transportation customers.

Emma Borrington, Corporate Partner, advised AMSS on the sale said: “I and the rest of the team at Berry Smith are delighted to have worked with Duncan, Scott and the Barber family. It was important to build a strong relationship and understanding of what they wanted so that we could advise and support them throughout the entire process.

Working so closely with the AMSS team and their other advisors ensured what can be a very stressful and demanding process ran smoothly to completion. It was a pleasure to be so involved in such a significant deal in our region and it will now be exciting to see how AMSS can utilise these new-found opportunities with JBT to drive its future growth.”

Duncan Barber, the founder of AMSS said: “The Berry Smith legal team led by Emma worked conscientiously across different time zones with the JBT team to efficiently complete dealings in a timely manner. Their careful consideration and attention to detail earned the respect of all concerned.”

He further added “This is an extremely exciting chapter in the history of the company as the sale enables us to utilise the scale and resource of JBT Corporation, while opening new markets to AMSS’s products. I am delighted that AMSS has now become part of the JBT Group, an organisation which I have respected for many years.

I have no doubt that this will strengthen the future opportunities for AMSS in Wales.”

Further details on this deal can be viewed on WalesOnline

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Emma Borrington – Partner

Tel – 029 2034 5511