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

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

Our Services - Sell-side Representation for Sellers

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

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

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

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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

Insights

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®

Transparency

May 28, 2024
Transparency (DN121)

In this Deal Note® we go beyond just the Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM), we want to address and emphasize the broader topic of creating a complete environment...

M&A SURVEY Q4 2023

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December 15, 2023
M&A Outlook in the DIB in 2024

We asked M&A professionals and executives if their companies are considering mergers and acquisitions in the United States Defense Industrial Base (“DIB”) in 2024.

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.

Weekly Deal Notes®

Bridging the Valuation Gap
Bridging the Valuation Gap (DN123)
A valuation gap between sellers and buyers is an extremely common challenge. Typically, sellers will want the highest possible price, while buyers want the lowest…

M&A SURVEY Q4 2023

Alderman_QuarterlySurvey_2023-Q4

December 15, 2023
M&A Outlook in the DIB in 2024

We asked M&A professionals and executives if their companies are considering mergers and acquisitions in the United States Defense Industrial Base (“DIB”) in 2024.

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.

Leadership

William H. Alderman (Bill)

William Alderman
Founding Partner

R. Bruce Andrews

R. Bruce Andrews
Partner

Ryan-Kirby

Ryan Kirby
Junior Partner

Elder Granger

Elder Granger
Senior Advisor