Aerospace & Defense M&A

As activity heats up across the global aerospace and defense industry, leading dealmakers, CEOs, business development specialists and analysts will convene in Los Angeles for Aviation Week’s A&D Mergers and Acquisitions Conference. The boutique event, held in partnership with Lazard, will focus on the latest trends in commercial aviation and defense and how they will shape the outlook for mergers and acquisitions as we head into 2021.

The Conference will provide analyses and insights from senior corporate and private equity decision makers and thought leaders regarding the current mergers and acquisitions environment and its outlook. Speakers and panelists include CEOs from leading OEMs, private equity investors, and leading advisors who will provide first-hand perspectives and insights.

Topics focus on key components driving the industry:

  • Aerospace vs. Defense: Positioning for the Future – How do commercial and defense companies compare in terms of growth outlook, sustainability, portfolio construction, and balancing? What are the areas for expected growth versus softness within each segment?
  • The Trend Continues: A Discussion of A&D Supply Chain Consolidation and Vertical Integration – With both OEMs and the supply chain active in M&A, what are the areas and implications for A&D companies and investors? 
  • Successfully Navigating M&A in the Current Regulatory and Deal Landscape – What elements should sellers and buyers be aware of in an increasingly competitive deal, and shifting regulatory environment that has also seen the emergence of a global buyer pool for A&D assets? 
  • Investment Trends and Outlooks: What Will Drive Aerospace & Defense M&A? – As the A&D OEM and supply chain landscape changes, how will strategies adapt and where will companies and investors look next?


Who should attend?

The Aviation Week A&D Mergers and Acquisitions Conference has been developed for professionals at all levels of the A&D industry, from middle market companies to OEMs, supply chain strategy executives, private equity investors, government officials, analysts and consultants, providing exclusive intelligence, and enabling them to keep a competitive advantage in these dynamic markets.

At the Conference, Delegates will be presented with up-to-date information and take part in valuable business networking opportunities with industry leaders. Delegates will gain new tools, information and relationships that will support and enhance their organization's growth opportunities. 


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