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 KIHM Metal Technologies on its Sale to Turnout Industries

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Adam Oakley, Managing Director of Mesirow Investment Banking, said, “We were honored to work with KIHM and Turnout on this exciting transaction. KIHM is an established leader in specialty metal fabrication for mission critical applications and this transaction will allow them to further innovate and deepen their relationships in the aerospace and defense industry.”

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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

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Senior deal team

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Adam J. Oakley

Senior Managing Director | Co-Head, Investment Banking

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Andrew Carolus

Managing Director | Investment Banking



Deals illustrated herein represent a broad cross section of transactions that we have closed in this sector.