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Aviation and Aerospace M&A Quarterly: Q3 2015

Nov 6, 2015

ICF's Q3 2015 edition of Aviation and Aerospace M&A Quarterly examines the foremost drivers and trends of aerospace and aviation M&A activity. Discussion topics in this edition include: 

  • Leasing transactions continue to dominate the aircraft market, with Chinese companies remaining key players 
  • The highest-valued deal in the history of the aerospace sector, Berkshire Hathaway’s US$36B acquisition of Precision Castparts 
  • Lockheed Martin’s US$9B acquisition of Sikorsky from United Technologies Corporation 
  • Bohai Leasing’s US$7B acquisition of aircraft lessor Avolon, highlighting ongoing Chinese interest in the sector 
  • Delta Air Lines’ new 3.55% stake of China Eastern Airlines for US$450M, the first stake in a Chinese airline by a US carrier 
  • China’s HNA Group’s acquisition of ground handling and services provider Swissport for US$2.8B 

This ninth edition of Aviation and Aerospace M&A Quarterly highlights M&A activity and trends in the aerospace, aircraft finance, airline, and airport markets in Q3 2015.