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Baker Botts Represents Bristow in its Completed Merger with Era


Deal Description: On June 11, 2020, Bristow Group Inc. (“Old Bristow”) and Era Group Inc. (“Era”) announced that they completed their business combination, creating a financially stronger company with enhanced size and diversification.  The newly combined company will use the Bristow Group name (“Bristow”) and will remain a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.  The newly combined company’s common stock will begin trading under the stock ticker “VTOL” beginning on June 12, 2020.

The combined company 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 Old 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), Josh Espinosa (Associate, Dallas), Janice Han (Associate, New York), Keegan Bobholz (Associate, Houston), Malakeh Hijazi (Associate, Houston), Dillon Sebasco (Associate, Houston), Ella Ehrenberg-Peters (Associate, London)

Corporate: A.J. Ericksen (Partner, Houston), Carina Antweil (Senior Associate, Houston), Lakshmi Ramanathan (Associate, Houston), Emmie Proctor (Associate, Houston)

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation: Gail Stewart (Partner, Houston), Laura McDaniels (Special Counsel, Palo Alto), Christian Ryholt (Associate, Houston)

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