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Aerospace and Defense Update: Fourth Quarter 2012

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


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This quarter’s Aerospace & Defense Update, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF), summarizes recent transactions within this industry along with information on 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 picked up in the fourth quarter of 2012 (Q4) as total deal volume increased 17 percent over the third quarter of 2012 (Q3) to 41 transactions.
  • Q4 acquisitions involving private equity buyers increased significantly from Q3.
  • Aerospace transactions represent the majority of M&A activity for this quarter in terms of deal value.
  • The A&D sector received temporary relief as Congress pushed the year-end decision regarding sequestration until March, 2013.

To learn more, download the Aerospace & Defense Update.

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