Greenberg Traurig Represents London Client GKN on Its Acquisition of Fokker Technologies

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International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP advised London office client GKN plc (GKN) on its acquisition of Fokker Technologies Group B.V. (Fokker) from Arle Capital (Arle).

International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP advised London office client GKN plc (GKN) on its acquisition of Fokker Technologies Group B.V. (Fokker) from Arle Capital (Arle) for an enterprise value of €706 million (£499 million).

The deal was led by David Radford and John Nicholson of GKN’s in-house legal team. The external team was led by Paul Maher and Fiona Adams with support from Karoline Tauschke, Ifé Dorgu, Graham Iversen, Gary Bellingham, Cate Sharp, Aonghus Heatley, Amrik Bhella, and Christopher Ives in the firm’s London office; Martijn W.S. Hermus, Paul Westhoff, Rob van Eldik, Alex Westerman, and Eva Herdé in the Amsterdam office; and Hugo López Coll, Javier Betancourt Escobar, and Adriana Garcia-Cuellar in Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office.

GKN is a global engineering group that designs, manufactures, and services systems and components for the world’s manufacturers. GKN Aerospace, one of its four divisions, is a world leading global first tier supplier of airframe and engine structures, components, assemblies, and transparencies to a wide range of aircraft and engine prime contractors and other first tier suppliers.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Fokker is a specialist tier one aerospace supplier in aerostructures, electrical wiring systems, landing gear and associated services, across commercial, military, and business jet end markets.

The acquisition of Fokker further enhances GKN’s position as a leading global supplier to the aerospace industry. The combination brings together two leading technology companies with broad product portfolios and established positions on major aircraft platforms.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite and among the most “Tech Savvy.” It was on the 2013-2015 BTI Client Service 30 listings of firms “most recognized by clients for providing excellent client service,” and one of the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard “Power Elite,” based on the nature and strength of its client relationships. More information at:

About Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP

Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP has established itself in London as a multidisciplinary law firm, with over 40 lawyers and growing. The London office provides partner-led advice to domestic and international clients on a range of matters across the legal spectrum. Lawyers at Greenberg Traurig Maher advise U.K. and multinational clients operating in many different sectors, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, energy, real estate, financial services, automotive, retail and communications. For additional information, please visit

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