Aerospace and Defense Deal Activity at a Ten-Year High
February 27, 2014
Private equity firms made more investments in U.S.-based aerospace & defense companies in 2013 than in any other year in the last ten years, according to the PitchBook Platform. The 36 investments completed in 2013 almost doubled the 19 investments made in 2009. The aerospace & defense industry bounced back strongly from the economic slowdown, jumping about 84% in deal activity from its 2009 low to the 35 completed deals in 2011. Also, the low in 2009 wasn't terrible compared to earlier years; 2005 and 2006, both healthy years for the overall economy, didn't record many more aerospace & defense deals than 2009 did, at 25 and 23, respectively.
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