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“The Private Equity Strategy for Navigating the A&D Market in 2021”

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The instability of the travel economy and the challenges in valuation of businesses that support commercial aerospace will drive aggressive acquisitions.

Meanwhile, the flourishing defense industry and expansion into space lends to an optimistic outlook for aerospace businesses. As space and defense programs bolster the slow recovery of aerospace, the industry can no longer be simply defined as “Aerospace & Defense,” SPACE is inserting itself as a key player into the industry.

The strategy of choice for private equity remains: buy and build. The approach moving forward is having actual value-add, not just aggregation of liquidity. Overhaul of leadership, branding, and capital expenditures define the pattern of private equity ownership.

To prepare for a transformative wave, our panel will confer about what private equity firms are seeking and where they see value heading into 2021. Topics will include:

– Diversification outside Boeing and embracing Airbus additionally as a new, loyal partner.

– Innovation, IP capabilities, and program ownership is the toehold to industry. Having exposure to emerging aircrafts and programs, including defense and space, will ensure profitability and sales. A robust program portfolio will drive private equity ownership.

– Conversion of cybersecurity from a lofty luxury to an emphatic requirement. Professionalizing security within your business will now be a requisite to work with the OEMs and defense primes.

Private equity is hypervigilant of risks. Help to mitigate those risks for your business through the provided insight from a panel of experts within the private equity and investment banking sectors to the aerospace, defense, and space markets.