Orrick Advises Drone Analytics Pioneer Redbird in Acquisition by Airware


Orrick’s Paris Technology Companies Group advised Redbird in its acquisition by Airware, creating an end-to-end enterprise solution for commercial drone operations.

Redbird is a French startup that develops software tools to collect and process data from drones used by the mining and construction industries. Mines, quarries and construction sites use this sophisticated geospatial data to analyze production quantities and pace, efficiency and safety compliance.

Airware is a U.S.-based drone services startup that created the Aerial Information Platform, an operating system for commercial drones used by several of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the United States to scale their drone operations.

With this combination, customers will benefit from faster, cheaper and higher-quality data and analytics.

Redbird will continue to operate under its own brand in Europe. Its Paris office will also serve as Airware’s European headquarters, allowing Airware to expand throughout Europe.

The Orrick team was led by Benjamin Cichostepski with Guillaume Vitrich and David Chatteleyn, and also included Emmanuel Bénard and Marine Hamon in Paris; Mark Seneca, Daniel Yost, Michael Yang and Katherine Hogan in Silicon Valley; Mitchel Pahl in New York; and Kolvin Stone and Alex Sobolev in London.