Aerospace & Defense M&A Bankers

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Maximizing Sell-Side Value Creation Since 2001

Sell-side mergers and acquisitions for boards, shareholders, lenders, creditors, and other stakeholders in the aerospace and defense industry

Businessmen Shaking Hands

Firm of choice for middle market M&A in the A&D industry.

Decades of subject matter expertise respected by industry leaders.

Trusted relationships with M&A stakeholders of small A&D companies.

Our Services

For decades we have been helping clients sell companies for aspirational prices. Based on our vast experience selling middle market aerospace and defense companies, we know which business attributes buyers deem to be most valuable.

Sell-side Representation for Sellers

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Find the right buyer

Leverage our exhaustive knowledge of how to optimally buy and sell companies in the middle market of the aerospace and defense industry.

Types of sale processes

Valuations and Fairness Opinions

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Decide when to sell

Benefit from our two unique services that can help business owners like you make well-informed decisions about selling in the immediate near term.

Unique offerings

Long Range Sale Preparations

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Prepare for a future sale

Best in class financial models, due diligence processes and extensive experience in dealing with buyers to prepare for a sale well in advance of when you plan to sell. 

Sale Preparations

Our Process
27 Weeks To Finding The Right Buyer

Phase 1

Due Diligence

Alderman conducts due diligence and creates detailed financial model

Phase 2

CIM Drafting

Alderman writes Confidential Information Memorandum (“CIM”) and then Teaser

Phase 3

Solicitation Steps

Phase 4

Buyer Due Diligence

Under exclusivity period (typically 30-90 days)

Phase 5

Purchase Agreement

Our Deals

What Clients Say About Us


Explore interesting insights from our team of experts over the past 22 years, selling middle market aerospace and defense companies. These vital takeaways from their exciting journey is shared in the form of weekly Deal Notes™, quarterly M&A surveys M&A surveys and engaging videos.

Weekly Deal Notes

Transaction Costs

September 19, 2023
Transaction Costs

New clients often ask us what they should expect in the way of fees when they sell their business. While the costs involved depend on the specifics....

M&A SURVEY Q2 2023

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June 15, 2023
Reasons for Selling

Thinking as the founder/owner, what is the #1 reason you would sell your company?

Our Views

April 13, 2021
PHS Case Study

Our success story on sale of privately owned commercial aviation MRO business to a private equity fund with AUM in excess of $25 billion.

The Team

William H. Alderman (Bill)

William Alderman

R. Bruce Andrews

R. Bruce Andrews
Managing Director, Defense

Kevin Gould

Kevin Gould
Managing Director, Aerospace

Elder Granger

Elder Granger
Senior Advisor