Carlyle, KKR shortlisted to buy Airbus’ defence electronics unit

Source: Airbus Group Website

Airbus Group has shortlisted Carlyle and KKR for the defence electronics unit it is selling, after the two U.S. buyout groups put in significantly higher offers than rivals, three people familiar with the matter said.

German defence group Rheinmetall as well as a consortium comprising peer OHB and Cinven have been told they did not make the short list, the people added.

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