The long-anticipated acquisition of AEC by the Public Investment Fund has now completed and was marked by a signing ceremony in London. It appears that 100% of the shares have been acquired by the PIF from BAE Systems and their partners, who have owned AEC for over a decade. This is the first major acquisition by the PIF as part of the defence nationalisation strategy and AEC will now sit within Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI).

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