Aerospace & Defense

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Our practice combines...

Years of relevant transaction experience, a global network of long-standing relationships and deep industry knowledge to provide strategic and financial advisory services to leading aerospace and defense companies. Focused on the middle-market, our senior bankers devote a high level of attention to every transaction and ensure we meet the unique needs of our clients.

Mesirow advises Pratt Miller on its sale to Oshkosh Corporation

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Headquartered in New Hudson, MI, Pratt Miller is a full ground vehicle development company that specializes in advanced engineering, technology and innovation across the defense, mobility and motorsports markets. “Mesirow provided exemplary guidance throughout this process, demonstrating the attractiveness of the existing Pratt Miller platform while underscoring significant growth potential driven by the Company’s heritage of solving its customers’ most complex and technical challenges,” said Matt Carroll, CEO of Pratt Miller.

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Longstanding relationships with executive decision makers at the relevant strategic, private equity and lending participants in the industry



Our exclusive focus on the middle market provides the insight needed to relate to entrepreneurial business owners and their management teams

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Successful track-record of communicating a company's unique attributes through a custom process rather than a one size fits all approach

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We take a long-term approach to client relationships and serve as a resource as they consider strategy, financing, growth and liquidity

Sector focus


- Electronic warfare systems & components
- Radio & communication systems
- Detection system & components

Electrical Systems & Sensors

- Proximity sensors & systems
- Power supply, distribution & conversion
- Lighting

Engineered Systems & Components

- Avionics
- Cabin interiors
- Composites
- Metal fabrication & assemblies
- Actuation & motion control

MRO and Design & Engineering Services

- MRO Services
- Product development
- Software & digital solutions
- Systems engineering & integration

Mobility, Autonomy & Robotics

- Electrification
- Manned & unmanned systems
- Vehicle dynamics

Space & Satellite Systems

- Guidance & stabilization
- Communications components
- Composite & metallic structures
- Power systems

“We focus on the unique needs of our clients and implement custom strategies that ensure we meet their strategic and financial goals.”

Andrew Carolus, Managing Director, Investment Banking

Senior deal team

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Andrew Carolus

Managing Director | Investment Banking

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Adam J. Oakley

Managing Director | Investment Banking



*Data as of 9.30.2021