ICF International has released its seventh edition of Aviation and Aerospace M&A
Quarterly – a publication highlighting merger and
acquisition deals and trends in the aircraft, airlines, and
aerospace sectors. This most recent publication focuses on the
first quarter of 2015, reporting strong activity through
significant investments in these sectors across the world in North
America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Throughout these regions, most
investments were seen by Asia-Pacific buyers investing in North
America or Europe, however there was still some deals seen by North
American buyers completing transactions in Europe.
The publication reports the aircraft sector was booming with
various notably large transactions, continued explorations into
niche market leasing, and acquisitions in the rotorcraft sector.
Further, in the airline sector, aviation technology deals have
begun to consolidate the marketplace through a range of mergers and
acquisitions including activity in the online travel agency stake
sales and in-flight entertainment companies. Aviation technology
has begun to reflect consumer's demand for in-flight
connectivity. The publication also looked at activity in aerospace
sectors, particularly related to metals. Transactions in this first
quarter have continued the consolidation of the metals market with
significant acquisitions. Finally, in the airports sector, it was
reported that the Asian market remains active with buyer movement
in other international areas. Further, European airports have
continued the 2014 trend of partial airport privatizations.
Significant activity in the aircraft, airlines, and aerospace
sectors seen in the first quarter of 2015 have led to an increase
in market consolidations. There were a variety of both large and
unique transactions, which continue to be expected as we make our
way through the second quarter.
The author would like to thank Nicole Buchanan, summer
student, for her assistance in preparing this legal
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