WFS Global Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1971

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 30,000


  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Financing Rounds
  • 7

  • Investments
  • 19

WFS Global General Information


Provider of aviation-related handling services throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The company offers a range of aviation services including cargo, passenger, premium, ramp, baggage and technical handling along with technical expertise and know-how, enabling airlines and airports to meet the challenges resulting from today's fast-moving and complex airport operations, including audit, operational and strategic consultancy.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Societe de Fret et de Services
Ownership Status
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Other Industries
Other Commercial Services
Parent Company
Corporate Office
  • 7 Boulevard De La Madeleine
  • 75001 Paris
  • France

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WFS Global Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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WFS Global Patents

WFS Global Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20170061370-A1 Cargo handling services and systems Inactive 18-Oct-2011 00000000000
US-20150347960-A1 Cargo handling services and systems Inactive 18-Oct-2011 00000000000

WFS Global Executive Team (15)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
John Batten Chief Executive Officer
Craig Smyth Group Chief Executive Officer
François Mirallié Group Chief Financial Officer
Pedro Garcia Group Chief Information Officer
Barry Nassberg Group Chief Commercial Officer
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WFS Global Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

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WFS Global Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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WFS Global Investments & Acquisitions (19)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
APH Logistics 15-Mar-2024 0000000000 Logistics
Terminal & Transporttjänst 15-Mar-2024 0000000000 Logistics
WFS Bengaluru 01-May-2023 00000 0000 Logistics 0000 0000
Mercury Air Cargo 13-Dec-2021 0000000000 Air
Maytag Aircraft 01-Dec-2021 Buyout/LBO Government
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WFS Global Subsidiaries (3)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Pinnacle Logistics (Commercial Services) Logistics Irving, TX 2008
Fraport Cargo Service Logistics Frankfurt am Main, Germany 0000
Grupo Orbital Security Services (B2B) Sao Paulo, Brazil 0000
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WFS Global Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Maytag Aircraft 01-Dec-2021 0000000000 Completed
  • 4 buyers
AviaPartner 04-Dec-2012 0000000000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
British Airways Regional Cargo 31-Mar-2008 Buyout/LBO Completed
  • 3 buyers
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WFS Global FAQs

  • When was WFS Global founded?

    WFS Global was founded in 1971.

  • Who is the CEO of WFS Global?

    John Batten and Craig Smyth are the CEOs of WFS Global.

  • Where is WFS Global headquartered?

    WFS Global is headquartered in Paris, France.

  • What is the size of WFS Global?

    WFS Global has 30,000 total employees.

  • What industry is WFS Global in?

    WFS Global’s primary industry is Air.

  • Is WFS Global a private or public company?

    WFS Global is a Private company.

  • What is the current valuation of WFS Global?

    The current valuation of WFS Global is 00.000.

  • What is WFS Global’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for WFS Global is 000000.

  • Who are WFS Global’s investors?

    Branford Castle Partners, Castle Harlan, Cerberus Capital Management, Drum Capital Management, and Kepler Cheuvreux IFE are 5 of 8 investors who have invested in WFS Global.

  • When was WFS Global acquired?

    WFS Global was acquired on 03-Apr-2023.

  • Who acquired WFS Global?

    WFS Global was acquired by SATS (Air Transportation).

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