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Baker Botts Represents Bristow in Merger with Era


Deal Description: On January 24, 2020, Bristow Group Inc. (“Bristow”) and Era Group Inc. (“Era”) announced that they entered into a definitive agreement to combine the two companies in an all-stock transaction, creating a financially stronger company with enhanced size and diversification.

The combined company, which will be named Bristow, will strengthen its global leadership position with significant operations throughout the Americas, Nigeria, Norway, the United Kingdom and Australia for offshore aviation transportation and search and rescue solutions. The new organization will offer a broader range of world-class, efficient solutions through enhanced fleet size and diversity, continuing to invest in new technology and safety features to meet the evolving needs of new and existing oil and gas customers and governmental agencies.

Baker Botts L.L.P. represented Bristow in the transaction.

Baker Botts Lawyers/Office Involved:

Finance: Rachael Lichman (Partner, Houston), Stuart McIntyre (Partner, London), Lyman Paden (Special Counsel, Houston), Shelley Austin (Special Counsel, Austin), Nicholas Jones (Senior Associate, London), Sean McClay (Associate, Austin), Janice Han (Associate, New York), Malory Weir (Associate, Houston), Keegan Bobholz (Associate, Houston), Dillon Sebasco (Associate, Houston)

Corporate: A.J. Ericksen (Partner, Houston), Emmie Proctor (Associate, Houston)

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation: Gail Stewart (Partner, Houston), Chris Pratt (Special Counsel, Houston), Christian Ryholt (Associate, Houston)

For more information, please see Bristow’s news release by clicking here.

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