Ilana is a Director at Janes Capital Partners, Oaklins' aerospace & defense specialist member firm in Irvine. Ilana specializes in mergers and acquisitions for the commercial aerospace, military & defense and space market segments. She has participated in domestic and international transactions, with a primary focus on sell-sides, including divestitures of divisions of large aerospace & defense companies. She has been involved in transactions in defense electronics, defense and space composites, regional and business jets, aerospace systems, avionics and machining. She recently participated in the sale of Pacific Precision Products to Zodiac Aerospace.
Before joining Janes Capital Partners, Ilana served as an investment banking analyst for Wells Fargo Securities’ consumer & retail investment banking group. Prior to this, she was an integral part of Wachovia Corporation’s commercial strategies team, where she provided strategic advice over the full range of commercial banking services to clients across the southwest region of the United States. Ilana has an MBA in Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Strategy from the NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and International Business from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.