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Aerospace and Defense Update: Second 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 second quarter of 2012 increased 22% over the first quarter of 2012 to 39 transactions.
  • Capital availability of major publicly traded A&D companies remained robust.
  • Private equity buyers continued to be very active in this quarter, accounting for approximately 39% of all A&D transactions.
  • In the commercial aerospace world, forecasts for increased aircraft build rates and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) desires for a more consolidated supply chain are driving significant acquisition appetite. While transactions are clearly still being completed in the defense world, we expect an increase in M&A activity in the defense sector post the November election and further clarity on the budget debate in Washington.

To learn more, download the Aerospace & Defense Update.


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