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Aerospace and Defense Update: First Quarter 2012

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


This quarter’s Aerospace & Defense Update, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF), summarizes the most recent transactions within this industry along with information on the most active buyers, current transaction valuation multiples and an overview of the public market’s perception of the industry.

Highlights include:

  • Aerospace & defense (“A&D”) mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) deal volume in the first quarter of 2012 was 10.3% higher than that of the same period in the prior year.
  • Private equity buyers continued to be very active in the first quarter of 2012, accounting for approximately 40% of all A&D transactions.
  • Approximately 80% of the private equity transactions in this quarter were ‘add-on’ acquisitions for existing portfolio companies, compared to approximately 60% in 2011, as the portfolio companies are pursuing a supplier role on next generation aircraft platforms, seeking scale and integration capabilities to increase their relevance to customers, or aligning to areas of the defense budget they believe to be best positioned for continued support or funding.

To learn more, download the Aerospace & Defense Update.


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