Bristow Group Inc. has acquired British International Helicopter Services Limited. The transaction is all-cash and will close in the third quarter of 2022.

BIH delivers search and rescue for the U.K. Ministry of Defense and fleet operational Sea training to the Royal Navy. The acquisition will help Bristow expand its government services business by building upon BIH’s relationships with the government and military.

Chris Bradshaw, president and CEO of Bristow Group said, “Bristow is the leader in vertical lift for government services today. By adding BIH’s existing capabilities and experienced team members and building off its history in working with the British Armed Forces, Bristow will be well-positioned to further expand our services throughout the U.K. and beyond.”