Aerospace & Defense

Our expertise is built on genuine local presence and seamless global collaboration to enable your deal to take flight. Oaklins' professionals serve the commercial aerospace, military and defense, and space industry markets with creativity and expertise. We have extensive A&D buyer relationships, a strong presence across the industry, and in-house dedicated sector research.

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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.