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Lazard continues to be one of the most active M&A advisors to companies within the aerospace and defense markets.

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We continue to see suppliers across the supply base work to deliver value to their OEM and Tier I customers through simplified value streams, integrated capabilities and scaled operations.

In the defense sector, a stand out transaction was ’s defense electronics unit and Marlin Equity Partners’ acquisition of Cobham’s surveillance business. government services and federal services is also anticipated as the segment remains fragmented and EBITDA margins generally hover below 10%.

In an active M&A market for the industry, Michael Richter, managing director of Lazard’s Aerospace and Defense investment banking group, shares his observations from Farnborough.

The industry has witnessed a robust 12 months as debt markets continue to support private equity participation in aerospace and defense M&A, the latter of which is firmly back in vogue and benefiting from increased investor comfort.

M&A is expected to play a prominent role, whether it is ongoing supply-chain consolidation or the emergence of interest in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sector.

Consolidation can help drive down costs and help OEMs better compete on pricing.

New platforms (including the , have created an unprecedented opportunity for existing and new suppliers to secure large future revenue streams.

These long-term contract opportunities are now committed, so for those suppliers that were unsuccessful in winning a role on these platforms, M&A may offer a second bite at the apple.

For participants within the supply chain, M&A continues to be one of the primary tools for accelerating these types of strategies. The need for – and thus likely future spending in – critical capabilities such as communications, power projection, nuclear deterrence and cyber provides a road map for defense contractors in pursuit of growth.

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