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Mergers & Acquisitions in the aerospace and defense industry


Deloitte Corporate Finance’s latest publication "Mergers & Acquisitions in the Aerospace and Defense Industry: What’s Next?" takes a look at the historical context to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the industry as well as points to some of the things that companies may wish to look for in 2010.

As we turn the page on 2009, and what has undoubtedly been one of the more challenging deal environments in recent memory, there is increasing optimism for M&A activity overall and within the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry specifically.

While some of this optimism is a reaction to 2009 and the year’s reduced activity coming to an end, there are several drivers in the current macroeconomic environment which support the notion of an increase in M&A transactions in 2010.

As conditions steadily improve in 2010 (and many economists predict it will), it will serve to increase the conviction of industry participants to become more aggressive with respect to transaction activity. 

Considering the ongoing necessity for buyers and sellers to engage each other in the M&A arena, we are confident that deal activity will pick up. When it does, understanding the dynamics and variables of supply and demand between industry constituents will better equip M&A participants to navigate the transaction process.

Download the PDF attachment below to learn more.