Aerospace & Defense







Oaklins' professionals serve the commercial aerospace, military and defense, and space industry market segments with creativity and expertise. We offer extensive A&D buyer relationships, strong presence at leading industry events and dedicated sector research. From start to finish, we are committed to each client’s success. That's the Oaklins way.

Global Deals

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Oaklins Aerospace & Defense Specialists


South Africa, Johannesburg

Yaron Zimbler


Canada, Montreal

Patrice Gauvin

Mexico, Mexico City

Alejandro Rocha

United States, Cleveland

Mark A. Filippell

United States, Irvine

Stephen Perry

Asia Pacific

China, Shanghai

Angela Chen

Japan, Tokyo

Taro Okayama

Europe and Middle East

Austria, Vienna

Christian Hurek

Belgium, Brussels

Stefan Goethals

Czech Republic, Prague

Milos Cebik

Denmark, Copenhagen

Daniel Sand

Estonia, Tallinn

Heikki Källu

Finland, Helsinki

Claes von Heiroth

France, Toulouse

Raphaël Petit

Germany, Hamburg

Hans Bethge

Israel, Tel Aviv

Boaz Levi

Italy, Turin

Enrico Arietti

Latvia, Riga

Valērija Lieģe

Netherlands, Amsterdam

Robert Boersma

Russia, Moscow

Andrey Zaviyalov

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

Saud Al Tassan

Spain, Madrid

Laura Satrústegui

Switzerland, Bern

Juraj Janos

United Kingdom, London

Andrew Jeffs

United Kingdom, London

Jim Clark


A&D continues to fly high

SPOT ON AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS: As the global A&D industry continues to soar, Oaklins’ aircraft systems specialist Jason Kimball gives us a bird’s-eye view of the sector and identifies the trends behind the current hot market environment. We touchdown in the United States, home base for nearly half of the global aerospace economic activity, for an on-the-ground reconnaissance of the top 18 clusters supporting growth in…


Shaking up the aircraft supply chain

SPOT ON AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS:  Our specialist Jason Kimball looks at factors driving the “supercycle” in the commercial aerospace industry. Increased airline profits in recent years and the growth of aftermarket sales have attracted the interest of Boeing and Airbus.  The encroachment of this duopoly into the supply chain is having a significant impact on the aircraft systems market. We look at how new technologies will…


US pioneer in high-tech ball screws goes Italian

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Italy and our aerospace & defense specialist in the US have advised UmbraGroup S.p.A., the world leader in the manufacture of high-tech recirculating ball screws, on the acquisition of US-based Thomson Aerospace & Defense from British giant Meggitt PLC. This acquisition will consolidate the Italian presence in a highly technological and innovation-driven sector in the US and will boost its…


Creating opportunities in Aerospace & Defense

Over 100 Oaklins M&A professionals traveled to Montreal to attend the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) event, “How global trade tensions are creating opportunities”. Key manufacturers and investors were invited to share their knowledge of the aerospace industry and discuss challenges, advancements and growth opportunities in the sector. Host city, Montreal, is home to a large and supportive aerospace ecosystem. Suzanne Benoît, President of Aéro Montréal,…


Reaching for the skies

Aerospace & defense continues to be one of the world’s largest and most important sectors, and the M&A opportunities are on the rise. Oaklins is pleased to be hosting an impressive international event with speakers from top-tier companies in the industry and aerospace M&A advisors.  Join us for an afternoon to learn where the opportunities lie.


French manufacturer of specialty adhesive films sold to leading Dutch multinational paints specialist

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in France has advised the shareholders of Disa Technology (Disatech) on the sale of the company to AkzoNobel N.V. Disatech will benefit from AkzoNobel’s worldwide reach to address the entire aerospace market, including airlines and MRO. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects.  


H2 Equity Partners has successfully invested in Multi Pilot Simulations

Oaklins Netherlands is pleased to announce that H2 Equity Partners invested a majority stake in Multi Pilot Simulations (“MPS” or the “Company”). MPS, founded in 2007, is a groundbreaking manufacturer of fixed-base flight simulators for (airline) pilot training and bridges the gap between the (low-fidelity) traditional fixed-base simulators and the (high-fidelity) full-motion simulators that are currently being offered in the market. The Company integrates more…


Sealing the deal in aerospace, industrial and defense markets

DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ team in Cleveland, USA, served as the exclusive financial advisor to CARCO S.R.L. in its acquisition of Polymer Concepts Technologies, Inc. (PCTI). Oaklin’s team provided CARCO with a customized buy-side process, including building a pipeline of candidates, engaging prospects, valuing the businesses, conducting due diligence, negotiations and closing. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects.