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Aerospace, Defense and Security Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes in 2022 - Thematic Intelligence

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  • 22 Pages
  • February 2023
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5744850
This report analyzes the disruptive themes that have driven M&A activity in 2022 in the Aerospace, Defense and Security Sector. The most prominent themes driving M&A in 2021 were space systems and supply chain.

The ADS sector saw 317 M&A deals worth $22 billion in 2022, a drop of 55% from 2021 in terms of deal value. The aerospace sub-sector recorded the highest M&A deal value of $18 billion in 2022, although this was a decline of 47% as compared to the deal value in 2021.


  • This report provides an overview of merger and acquisition activity globally in 2022 in Aerospace, Defense and Security Sector
  • It identifies the themes driving most notable to deals announced in 2022 in the Aerospace, Defense and Security Sector

Reasons to Buy

  • Companies who invest in the right themes become success stories; those who miss the big themes end up as failures. If you want to understand the themes that drive an industry, simply look at the list of recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • In this report we have listed down the most notable deals in Aerospace, Defense and Security sector to make it easy for our clients to get a view of themes disrupting the sector and prepare for the future

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Review of the ADS M&A deals in 2022
  • Themes driving the ADS M&A deals in 2022
  • Appendix 1: Deal selection criteria
  • Appendix 2: Our thematic research methodology

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • L3Harris Technologies
  • Eutelsat
  • Breeze Holdings Acquisition
  • Rheinmetall
  • CITIC Securities & others
  • Electronic Technologies Group
  • TTM Technologies
  • Curtiss-Wright
  • Precision Aviation Group
  • Bain Capital & others
  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
  • CTS
  • Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace
  • Canik Arms
  • Changchun Aopu Optoelectronics
  • Babcock International
  • Cadre
  • Latecoere
  • Redwire
  • Maxar Technologies
  • Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • OneWeb
  • Orbit-D
  • MaxamCorp Holding
  • Aerospace Feihong
  • Exxelia
  • Telephonics
  • Safran Aerosystems Arresting
  • PTB Group
  • Aviation Training Holdings
  • Engineering Division of Southern Research
  • Meggitt
  • NanoAvionics
  • AEI Systems
  • Changchun Changguang Aerospace Composite Material
  • Naval Ship Management
  • Cyalume Technologies
  • Avcorp Industries
  • QinetiQ Space