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    Aerospace, Defense & Government Contracting Q1 2022

    Q1 2022 Aerospace Defense Government 

    Largest Transactions Closed

    • Target
    • Buyer
    • Value($mm)
    • PAE Incorporated
    • Amentum Government Services Holdings LLC
    • $2,070.15

    Other Financial Buyer Transactions Closed

    • Target
    • Buyer
    • Value($mm)
    • West Star Aviation, LLC
    • The Sterling Group, L.P.
    • n/a
    • Firefly Aerospace Inc.
    • AE Industrial Partners, LP
    • n/a

    Other Strategic Buyer Transactions Closed

    • Target
    • Buyer
    • Value($mm)
    • SMC Aerospace Ltd
    • G.S. Precision, Inc.
    • n/a
    • Paravion Technology, Inc.
    • Dart Aerospace Limited
    • n/a
    • Pioneer Industries, Inc.
    • Flight Support Group, Inc.
    • n/a
    • Swift Aviation Services, Inc.
    • Jackson Jet Center, LLC
    • n/a


    Source S&P Capital IQ as of 4/6/2022 and PCE Proprietary Data

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    David Jasmund

    Orlando Office


    Michael Poole

    Orlando Office


    Data Assumptions

    This report represents transaction activity as mergers & acquisitions, consolidations, restructurings and spin-offs. Targets are defined as U.S. Based companies with either foreign or U.S. based buyers. Transaction information provided is based on closed dates only.


    EBIT - Earnings Before Interest and Taxes
    EBITDA - Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization
    LTM - Last Twelve Months
    TEV - Total Enterprise Value


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