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BBA Aviation expands fuel services business with EPIC acquisition

The US$88.1mln deal is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to securing consents.
It expands the fueling network to 400 locations

BBA Aviation Plc (LON:BBA) has acquired EPIC Aviation LLC, the operator of the EPIC Fuels, in a US$88.1mln cash deal.

EPIC operates in 205 privately owned locations, supplementing BBA Aviation’s network which will now grow to over 400 locations.

The new business unit is expected to contribute some US$400mln of revenue in the first year following the acquisition.

READ: BBA Aviation's Signature service outperforms market in first quarter

It is expected that the transaction will complete in the third quarter, subject to the securing of governmental and regulatory approvals.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement to acquire EPIC,” said Mark Johnstone, BBA Aviation chief executive.

“This acquisition fully supports the strategic development of Signature through increasing our network relevance, extending the range of fuel and non-fuel services we offer our customers across our unique FBO network and continuing to establish a competitive cost structure through investment in technology and economies of scale.”

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