Advent International, a Boston-based global private equity investor, has purchased Maxar Technologies, a provider of space services and geospatial intelligence, alongside minority investor British Columbia Investment Management Corp.
Maxar serves government and commercial customers, looking to help them deliver broadband communications and advance the use of space. With the completion of the transaction, Maxar’s common stock has ceased trading and is no longer listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and Maxar’s common stock will also be de-listed from the Toronto Stock Exchange. Maxar will remain a U.S. controlled, owned and operated company.
JPMorgan Securities LLC served as financial advisor to Maxar and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz served as lead counsel to Maxar. Milbank LLP served as Maxar’s legal advisor with respect to certain space industry and regulatory matters. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC served as financial advisors to Advent and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP served as lead counsel to Advent. Covington & Burling LLP served as Advent’s legal advisor with respect to certain regulatory matters. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP served as lead counsel to BCI. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP served as BCI’s legal advisor with respect to certain regulatory matters.