In the global aerospace & defence industry, there were 8 private equity deals announced in Q1 2024, worth a total value of $1.9bn, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $1.8bn institutional buy-out (ibo) Kaman by Arcline Investment Management was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. A thorough analysis of the disruptive themes and the Private Equity deal activity are included in GlobalData’s Aerospace, Defence & Security Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report. Buy the report here.

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In value terms, private equity deal activity increased by 136% in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $804.4m and rose by 2273% as compared to Q1 2023. Related deal volume decreased by 20% in Q1 2024 versus the previous quarter and was 39% lower than in Q1 2023.

Notably, defense-related deals accounted for a 50% share of the global aerospace & defence industry’s private equity deal activity in Q1 2024, up 33% over the previous quarter.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these private equity deals in Q1 2024 were Houlihan Lokey; JPMorgan Chase & Co; MMK Partners with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these private equity deals in Q1 2024 were Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Gibson Dunn with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 23 April 2024

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Acquisition, Asset transactions and Mergers.