The Global Aerospace and Defense industry closed 2016 with 51 deals with disclosed value greater than $50 million. While both deal volume and value declined compared to last year, there was a 73% increase in deal activity in Q4 2016. This upswing can be an indication of positive momentum in the industry after significant political and economic changes at the end of 2016.
The Aircraft and Parts category continues to drive deal value in the A&D industry, with key deals like Rockwell Collins’s acquisition of B/E Aerospace and Chinese Zhonghang Heibao’s acquisition of Shenyang Aircraft Industry Group.
The Software and Security Systems and Electronic Equipment categories reflect growing interest, as companies seek to address increasing opportunities and threats related to the industry’s technological advances. Additionally, there was a notable presence of transactions in the Asia & Oceania region, as financial investors sought to address the problematic cash position of the shipbuilding industry.
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