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M&A News for the Aviation Industry

By Joe Contaldo | Dec 12, 2014

Private JetAccording to First Research, global shipments of general aviation aircraft, a demand indicator for aircraft parts, increased 4.8% in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Business jets saw the largest jump in demand as shipments increased by 12.4%. Makers of aircraft parts serving the general aviation market may want to focus marketing and production resources on business jets and piston aircraft, which are experience strong demand.

In addition, Aerospace companies are increasingly following the lead of many automakers and choosing to situate new US facilities in the southern part of the country, according to Stateline, the news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Companies that have recently established facilities in the South or announced plans to do so include Airbus (Alabama), Boeing (South Carolina), GE Aviation (North Carolina), and Gulfstream (Georgia).

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Q3 Aviation, Aerospace & Defense M&A Industry Report

By Kim Levin | Oct 03, 2014

Nose WheelM&A activity in the North American Aerospace and Defense sector for Q2 2014 included 29 closed deals according to data provided by S&P Capital IQ. Total deal value soared to $443 million, while average deal value reached $44 million. High deal value is largely attributed to several mega deals, the largest being The SI Organization’s $215 million acquisition of QinetiQ North America. Three additional deals, valued at more than $60 million added to the high deal value of the quarter.

Aerospace M&A remains robust with volume expected to match the record high set in 2013. However, deal making on the defense side has not been as strong.

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Q2 Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Mergers & Acquisitions Update

By Kim Levin | May 09, 2014

Jet EngineM&A activity in the Aerospace and Defense sector increased for North American based target companies in Q1 2014 according to data provided by S&P Capital IQ. This activity in the period follows a lackluster 2013, which was driven in part by the Federal government’s sequestration. Overall, valuations have held steady, which could support a strong aerospace deal market for the remainder 2014. This, in addition to the availability of cash with attractive terms, provides strategic and private equity buyers with numerous opportunities to recapitalize balance sheets and pursue liquidity events.

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Aviation, Aerospace and Defense Q1 M&A Update

By Kim Levin | Feb 21, 2014

Fighter JetM&A activity in the North American Aerospace and Defense sector for Q4 2013 through Jan. 23, 2014 included 48 deals announced or closed according to data provided by S&P Capital IQ. In recent years, M&A activity in the Aerospace and Defense sector has lagged amid uncertain government spending, which has kept sellers on the sidelines and buyers on the lookout for alternative places to invest their money. However, according to a report from the global consulting firm Deloitte, shrinking defense budgets and an uptick in commercial aircraft orders has led to consolidation in supply chains for both sectors, which should continue through 2014.

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Aviation, Aerospace & Defense M&A Activity Update

By Kim Levin | Dec 13, 2013

Nose WheelM&A activity in the North American Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry for Q3 2013 was slow with only 19 deals under $1 billion announced or closed. The quarter’s largest disclosed deal was Directional Aviation Capital’s $190 million purchase of Bombardier Aerospace Corporation. The A&D industry is becoming more global due to heightened competition, growing travel demands, and increased security requirements in emerging markets.

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Aviation, Aerospace & Defense M&A Activity Update

By Kim Levin | Sep 20, 2013

Fighter JetAccording to a study from industry research group First Research, the global aerospace manufacturing industry generates more than $700 billion annually with North America and Europe generating the bulk of sales. The U.S. aerospace products and parts manufacturing industry includes about 1,300 companies with combined annual revenue of about $185 billion. More than 400 aerospace products and parts companies operate in Canada and generate annual revenue of about $20 billion.

 

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