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Maximizing Growth in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Insights on a mid-market acquisition

A merger or acquisition can be a pivotal event in a company’s evolution. As mid-market companies look to grow, particularly in the midst of an uncertain macroeconomic environment, strategic acquisitions may be the key to achieving an expanded footprint and remaining innovative as market demands shift. Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF)* recently worked with EnCore Aerospace, a mid-market aerospace and defense (A&D) company, to identify and pursue an opportunity for growth that facilitated and accelerated EnCore’s strategic growth plan.

Watch, listen, learn

Watch the following video to hear EnCore’s transaction story and learn about the challenges that this mid-market company encountered, the pressures the A&D industry faces and the way DCF used its market and industry knowledge to help EnCore expand its business and dive into new territory.

The full transcript of the above video is available here for your convenience.

Meet our featured professionals

  • Kevan Flanigan, National Managing Director, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
  • Kevin McFarlane, Managing Director, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
  • Tom Captain, Vice Chairman and U.S. Aerospace & Defense leader, Deloitte LLP and Global Aerospace & Defense leader, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

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Aerospace and defense update: Second quarter 2013
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Aerospace and defense cross-border joint ventures
While the shrinking defense budgets in the U.S. and Europe coupled with the robust backlog in commercial aerospace are front and center in the A&D industry today, vibrant growth in the form of cross-border joint ventures across new centers of excellence is quietly laying the framework for the long term direction of the sector. Business planning for these joint ventures will potentially demand executives understand a level of complexity that is relatively rare in other industries. Find out more in this report.

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*Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (“DCF”), member FINRA, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (“Deloitte FAS”). Deloitte FAS is a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Investment banking products and services within the United States are offered exclusively through DCF.


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