Press Release
December 1, 2021

Holland & Knight Advises FDH Aero on Acquisition of Unical Defense

MIAMI (December 1, 2021) – Holland & Knight represented Audax Private Equity and its portfolio company FDH Aero in the acquisition of Unical Defense, LLC, a global provider of aftermarket component parts and logistics services for military aircraft. The deal was announced on Nov. 29.

Audax is a leading middle market private equity firm with offices in Boston, New York and San Francisco. The firm has invested over $7 billion in more than 140 platform companies.

Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., FDH Aero is an aerospace and defense products distributor serving aircraft production and aftermarket supply chains. Unical Defense is also based in California.

Holland & Knight Partners Aaron Slavens, Matthew Bielen and Christopher Froelich led the firm’s representation of Audax. They received assistance from Partner Kevin Gooch and Associate Eli Gordon.

Holland & Knight's corporate practice is ranked as a national first-tier firm in Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Corporate Law and M&A Law in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" guide. The firm is consistently ranked among the Top 25 law firms in the nation advising on U.S. M&A transactions by deal count in Refinitiv and other league tables. Through the HK Deal Flow® program, Holland & Knight facilitates deal leads for clients and prospective clients by matching acquisition or capital raising opportunities with buyers and investors.

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