The determined and imaginative private equity (PE) investor can obtain significant and sustainable value from the aerospace & defense (A&D) sector. Due to several compounding factors, now is perhaps one of the best times for private equity to leverage the strengths and engage with a sector that was historically underutilized. There are four main drivers behind this opportunity: the COVID-19 pandemic; increased geopolitical instability; the expansion of defense capabilities away from traditional hardware towards new technologies and increased onshoring of manufacturing and supply capability. There is real value to be found in the field of lower-tier supply chain consolidation and high-end digital innovation.
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