Omni Helicopters International S.A. a Lisbon, Portugal-based helicopter services specialist, received a €40m growth capital investment from Stirling Square Capital Partners.
Backers also included two Brazilian co-investors, Salim and Eugenio Mattar, who have partnered with the firm’s founding partners in a previous transaction.
Together, the investors will help Omni expand its managed fleet by more than 40% in the next five years. Stirling Square will support the pursuit of the company’s international expansion plans.
Omni, which was recently de-merged from the broader aviation group Omni Aviação SGPS S.A., owns a fleet of medium- and heavy-lift helicopters servicing the oil & gas industry and emergency medical transportation services. Its fleet is operated by its Rio de Janeiro, Brazile-based affiliate, Omni Taxi Aéreo S.A., the country’s second largest oil & gas helicopter services operator with 40 aircraft under management.
Cdt. Rui Faria de Almeida is the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Omni Helicopters International and Omni Brazil.