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Aerospace and Defense Update: Third 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:

  • M&A activity in the aerospace & defense (A&D) industry slowed modestly in the third quarter of 2012 (Q3) as total deal volume decreased 10% over the second quarter of 2012 (Q2) to 35 transactions.
  • Capital availability of major publicly traded A&D companies remained strong.
  • Aerospace and defense IT transactions represent the majority of M&A activity for this quarter.
  • Overall U.S. M&A activity showed a level of softness in the third quarter of 2012, driven at least in part by economic and political uncertainty in the markets.

To learn more, download the Aerospace & Defense Update.


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