M&A activity in the aerospace and defense sector is off to a strong start in 2015 with deal value increasing on both a quarter-over-quarter and annual basis. The largest A&D deal since sequestration was recorded in Q1.
The United States ranked #1 in our latest global attractiveness index for aerospace manufacturing of 142 countries. The analysis looks at how countries and states in the US compare in terms of their attractiveness as locations for commercial aircraft manufacturing. The results of this study could help a manufacturer determine where to expand its business.
Analysis of deal activity in 2014 revealed a significant improvement in transaction activity after a lackluster 2013, with a notable pickup in defense-related transactions. The total deal value, $22.3 billion, was slightly above the 10-year rolling average of $21.2 billion. The number of megadeals, or transactions of $1 billion or greater, doubled from 2013 and included the first defense-oriented megadeal since the Budget Control Act of 2011.
An uptick in mega deals and the ongoing interest in divested assets and private equity backed businesses, propelled aerospace & defense M&A second quarter value to the highest quarterly total in three years.
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