Acquisition of Qantas catering businesses by dnata

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Global air services provider dnata has acquired Qantas' catering businesses Q Catering Limited and Snap Fresh Pty Limited.

dnata, a part of the Emirates Group, provides catering, cargo and ground handling services.
This acquisition will allow dnata to further grow their presence in the Australian market from the current 11 catering facilities already operated.

By combining dnata's network strength and international talent with Qantas' domesting catering expertise, this will allow dnata to deliver catering excellence to more customers across Australia than ever before.

The agreement will see dnata supply catering to Qantas flights for an initial period of ten years.

“BDO provided quality advisory services for dnata’s acquisition of Qantas’ catering businesses covering our financial, tax and pension due diligence requirements. BDO leveraged off their international network supporting us with teams in both Australia and the UK. Their advice was paramount in allowing this deal to succeed and highlighted areas which had not been considered beforehand. This transaction builds on an already strong relationship and we thoroughly recommend BDO’s services.”

Carlo Possa - Chief Financial Officer, dnata 

“BDO are proud to have assisted dnata in this significant transaction, which further builds its global reach in the catering space. This project was a fantastic example of working collaboratively with dnata’s in-house team and operating seamlessly across BDO's UK and Australian offices”.

Andy Harris - Corporate Finance Partner, BDO