Global Aerospace and Defense M&A Deals Insights: Q2 2016

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Global Aerospace and Defense M&A Deals Insights: Q2 2016

While deal values remained relative consistent (with the exception of Q3 of 2015), deal volume in the Aerospace & Defense sector declined by 20% (as compared to the previous quarter) to one its lowest levels in recent history.

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Global Aerospace and Defense M&A Deals Insights is our new quarterly report on the merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the sector. Now featuring more in-depth data analysis and insights, this new publication aims to equip you with an executive overview, key trends and highlights, a list of the largest deals announced the quarter, key regional, investment, and sub-sector information, as well as PwC’s assessment of the M&A outlook for the sector.

Highlights of our second quarter 2016 analysis include:

  • Aerospace and Defense deal activity dropped in Q2 2016. The sector saw eight deals with disclosed value greater than $50 million compared to 12 deals in the same quarter last year—a 33% decline
  • Total deal value also declined to $5.8 billion  for the quarter, though it is up 49% from $3.9 billion in Q2 2015
  • Aircraft & Parts was not a meaningful player in the quarter, with the vast majority of deals falling into the ‘other’ category in Q2 2016
  • Consistent with prior periods, Trade buyers continue to account for the majority of transactions
  • Deal activity in Asia & Oceania saw a relative surge this quarter, accounting for 75% of transactions with disclosed value greater than$50 million

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