TARK advised Gategroup on the acquisition of Inflight Service Group


On December 2015 Gategroup reached an agreement to acquire 100% ownership in Inflight Service Group from funds advised by Triton, a private equity company in the Nordic region, at an enterprise value of SEK 1.1 billion. The transaction is subject to the approval of the Polish antitrust authorities, with closing expected in February 2016.

Founded in 1991, Inflight Service is the leading operator in the Nordic travel retail market, with strong presence in Eastern Europe and emerging presence in other European markets. Inflight Service is headquartered in Kista, Sweden. The company is a leading travel retail specialist with revenues in excess of SEK 2 billion primarily focused on airline retailing, ferry retailing and the operation of airport shops alongside a small presence in wholesale and retail services.

Gategroup is the leading independent global provider of products, services and solutions related to a passenger’s on-board experience.
Gategroup was advised by TARK in co-operation with Swedish law firm Mannheimer Swartling.