Total US aerospace & defence industry M&A deals in Q4 2018 worth $22.09bn were announced in the United States, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 2375.3% over the previous quarter and a rise of 971.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $2.07bn.
The United States held a 95.7% share of the global aerospace & defence industry M&A deal value that totalled $23.09bn in Q4 2018.
In terms of deal activity, the United States recorded 20 deals during Q4 2018, marking a drop of 23.1% over the previous quarter and a drop of 9.1% over the last four-quarter average.
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US aerospace & defence industry M&A deals in Q4 2018: Top deals
The top five aerospace & defence industry M&A deals accounted for 99.9% of the overall value during Q4 2018.
The combined value of the top five aerospace & defence industry M&A deals stood at $22.07bn, against the overall value of $22.09bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced aerospace & defence industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was $17.82bn merger of Harris and L3 Technologies.
In second place was the $4.14bn acquisition of Esterline Technologies by TransDigm Group and in third place was Bet Shemesh Engines’ $58.5m acquisition of Carmel Forge.
The $23m asset transaction with NavCom Defense Electronics by Extant Components Group and AerSale’s acquisition of Avborne Accessory Group for $21.5m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.
This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm.
GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.
More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.