Aerospace & Defence

Our Aerospace & Defence practice offers a unique set of transaction and operational experience to aerospace shareholders and management teams considering transaction alternatives. The Aerospace & Defence Team has successfully completed numerous transactions and has had engagements across the supply chain and MRO in segments that include precision machined components, avionics, automation, finished processing and engineering services as well as in the MRO. As a result, we have deep, relevant relationships with private equity and strategic buyers throughout the sector on a worldwide basis.

The introduction of next generation commercial platforms, record commercial order backlogs, and significant OEM build rate increases make it an opportune time for industry shareholders and executives to review potential options. Increased globalization also provides additional transaction catalysts as firms seek to supply multiple OEMs and establish beachheads in strategic markets. When considering an investment bank for a potential aerospace or manufacturing transaction, access to global markets is critical. Currently engaged in multiple cross-border and domestic Aerospace, MRO and manufacturing assignments, our professionals have a strong understanding of the strategic opportunities available to industry participants. As regional aerospace transaction activity remains strong, we welcome the opportunity to discuss industry trends and your growth, financing, and ownership transition objectives.

Transactional Experience

  • Precision Machining & Fabrication
  • Subassemblies
  • Consulting, Engineering & Design Services
  • Avionics
  • Automation & Tooling
  • Finishing Process & Manufacturing Support
  • MRO and completion centers

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Key Contact

Our teams are at your disposal to add value to your transactions

Noel Forgeard
+33 1 78 42 88 88

Formerly CEO of Airbus and EADS

Experience: Usinor, Matra, Airbus, EADS

Expertise: Aerospace & Defence

Brian Murphy
+ 1 206 224 6156
+1 503 330 0549

Brian is President and Managing Director at Meridian Capital and also leads the firm’s Aerospace & Precision Manufacturing Practice. As President, Brian is responsible for managing the firm’s activities and driving strategic initiatives. Over the course of his 12+ year investment banking and strategic consulting career, Brian has advised clients across an assortment of industry segments, including aerospace, manufacturing & distribution, consumer products, technology and telecommunications. He has successfully advised 70+ business owners and entrepreneurs on a variety sell-side and buy-side advisory, recapitalization, growth equity, and strategic advisory engagements. Prior to Meridian, Brian was a management consultant with Accenture Consulting in Washington, DC and New York. At Accenture, he worked with multiple Fortune 100 companies on issues related to revenue assurance, sales and process enhancement, and system integration.

Brian is a graduate of the University of Redlands, where he earned a double major in financial economics and accounting in addition to a minor in mathematics. He holds Series 24, Series 79, Series 82 and Series 63 licenses with FINRA. In 2015, Brian was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of Seattle’s “Top 40 Under 40” for his business leadership and community involvement.

Brian is a native in of the Pacific Northwest. He serves as President-elect of the University Redlands of Alumni Board of Directors, is also a member of the Board of Trustees and is also on the leadership committee of the University of Redlands Seattle Alumni and Community Involvement Chapter, where he is actively involved in mentoring current students, MBA candidates and young alums.

Graduate of Concordia University, Montreal