In the US aerospace & defence industry, there were 30 M&A deals announced in Q3 2023, worth a total value of $5.9bn, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $5.6bn acquisition of Ball Aerospace & Technologies by BAE Systems was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Aerospace, Defense and Security Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes in Q3 2023 report helps understand the transformative themes fueling M&A activity in the industry. Buy the report here.

In value terms, M&A activity in the US increased by 97% in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $3bn and rose by 1577% as compared to Q3 2022. Related deal volume increased by 11% in Q3 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 25% higher than in Q3 2022.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in the US in Q3 2023 were Houlihan Lokey; Jefferies Financial Group; Lazard with 5, 3, 2 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisorss supporting these M&A deals in the US Q3 2023 were Kirkland & Ellis; Akerman; Cooley with 4, 2, 2 deals respectively.

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GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Acquisition, Asset transactions and Mergers.