Defense

U.S. and allied defense markets are complex and dynamic constellations of programs, contractors and customers.  Analyzing a defense contractor — whether on behalf of a prospective buyer or seller, or to support a corporate leadership team — requires a detailed understanding of customer mission requirements, programs, funding and deployment cycles, and contract terms.

For more than 30 years through multiple industry cycles we have counseled buyers and sellers of defense properties, leading industry contractors, and institutional financing sources as they make decisions to acquire, divest or expand across the U.S. and allied defense sectors. We are active and experienced in virtually every sector of the defense market, including all major defense platforms, weapon systems, and networks, and the OE and aftermarket suppliers that develop, build and support them.

In the past three years, we have been active in more than 50 transaction advisory engagements in the defense market, including providing support to:
  • Odyssey Investment Partners in its acquisition of CPI
  • Apollo Global Management in its sale of Eagle-Picher Technologies
  • Veritas Capital in its sale of Anaren
  • JLL Partners in its acquisition of Point Blank Industries
  • Robertson Fuel Systems in its sale to Heico Corp.