CAE Inc.

CAE Inc. in its acquisition of Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Training (BAT) business for US$645 million


CAE Inc.


US$645 million


Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed

March 2019

Lead Office


On March 14, 2019, CAE Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Training (BAT) business for an enterprise value of US$645 million. This acquisition increases CAE’s ability to address the long-term and growing market demand for business aviation professionals.

CAE Inc. is a Canadian manufacturer of simulation technologies, modelling technologies and training services to airlines, aircraft manufacturers, healthcare specialists, and defense customers, with training facilities in 35 countries.

Bombardier Inc., is a multinational aerospace and transportation company based in Montréal.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP represented CAE with a team consisting of François Paradis, Matthew Oliver, Michael Budabin McQuown and Jean-Philippe Bertrand (Corporate), Peter Glossop (Competition/Antitrust), Manon Thivierge, Paul Seraganian, Zack Crawford (Tax), Julien Ranger-Musiol and Lynne Lacoursière (Labour, Pensions & Benefits).