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KKR Completes $1.2B Buy of Airbus Defense Electronics Business

Global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (NYSE: KKR) has concluded its approximately $1.2 billion purchase of the defense electronics business of Airbus Group. France-based Airbus first announced the transaction in March 2016 as part of the company’s defense and space portfolio reorganization. Airbus said Tuesday it will maintain a 25.1 percent minority …

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Reuters: Airbus Defense Chief Anticipates EU Military Spending Changes by 2018

Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus‘ defense and space segment,  has said he expects to see changes to military spending in Europe next year and anticipates “intensive” discussions among European countries about the future of NATO, Reuters reported Tuesday. “This discussion is long overdue when you consider that only five countries in Europe …

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Nicolas Chamussy Appointed Airbus Space Leader; Tom Enders Comments

Nicolas Chamussy, chief of staff to Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders, will take over the role as executive vice president of the global defense contractor’s space systems unit on July 1. Airbus said Friday Chamussy will succeed Francois Auque, who will leave the company after 16 years and will remain as an …

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Dirk Hoke to Join Airbus as Defense Chief, Deputy CEO; Tom Enders Comments

Dirk Hoke, former CEO of Siemens’ (NYSE: SI) large drives business unit, will join Airbus Group to succeed Bernhard Gerwert as CEO of the airplane maker’s defense and space segment in a transition to take effect April 1, 2016. Airbus Group said Tuesday Hoke will initially join the company on Jan. 1, 2016 as deputy …

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