UK-headquartered Air Partner has acquired emergency planning and incident response company Kenyon International Emergency Services.

The transaction is worth USD11.7 million and is being funded from Air Partner’s existing cash and debt facilities.

Air Partner said that the acquisition will add new capabilities to its portfolio, with incident management and post-incident response services. It will significantly build upon on its charter division’s activities in emergency planning and air evacuation.

Robert A. Jensen, Kenyon chairman, will remain with the business until December 31, 2021 to assist in the transition and integration of the business. Thereafter, Jensen will move to an advisory role as chairman emeritus. Conor Prendergast, managing director of Kenyon, will hold responsibility for the day-to-day running of Kenyon and will report directly to Air Partner ceo Mark Briffa.

Briffa said: “The acquisition will immediately enhance our existing consulting, training and emergency response activities and adds new post-emergency capabilities in incident management, as well as extending our sector reach and global offering.

“The experience, products and services we are able to harness across the Air Partner Group with the addition of Kenyon is unmatched.”