Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Firm,, Seeks Experienced Managing Director for Its Aerospace and Defense Business

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Middle market investment bank seeks experienced Managing Director to assist in growth in its airline, aerospace and defense business.

Investment bank Seeks Managing Director for its Aerospace & Defense Division is initiating a search for a managing director for its new aerospace and defense division. Working with members across the team, the new director of the aerospace and defense division will have a deep knowledge of the A&D sector, as well as experience supporting clients on both the buy and sell sides of mergers and acquisitions.

Nate Nead, Director of, looks forward to finding a candidate to fill this new role at, since “2015 was a record breaking year for mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace and defense sector with total deal values exceeding $60 billion.” Last year, the aerospace and defense sector reported fewer but more lucrative deals. This, Nead observes, creates great incentives for private equity and investors to enter the A&D market. “On the commercial aerospace side, for example, there is an order backlog on airplanes—this means that many manufacturers want to scale up, and they are looking to investors for support. It’s a great opportunity, but these are large deals that are subject to many variables. Fortunately,’s advisors have the expertise needed to support clients entering this market,” explains Nead. plans to build up its aerospace and defense investment banking division alongside the firm’s other established divisions focused on oil, gas and electricity, software and technology, real estate, and shipping and logistics among other sectors. On the sell side,’s advisors support companies by providing expert valuations and finding and courting potential buyers. On the buy side, offers a range of services, including assessments of management readiness, evaluation of financial capacity, and negotiation support. “In the aerospace and defense sector, mergers and acquisitions can be especially complex and may involve government agencies, as well as private vendors and investors,” says Nead, adding, “As a result, we are looking to hire someone who understands the business side of the A&D industry and how the industry is structured national and international laws and aerospace policies.” offers a full suite of services to its clients from raising capital and providing buy-side and sell-side M&A assistance to supporting public offerings and succession planning. As continues to build its other divisions, including those in real estate, media, software, medicine and health, and energy, it hopes to quickly scale up its A&D business too. “From any investment perspective, the aerospace and defense sector is solid and holds a lot of opportunities for growth in the coming years,” says Nead, “That’s why we’re looking for an experienced director who can help our current clients grow and for someone who has the potential to attract new clients looking to restructure or expand their existing aerospace and defense operations.”

A subsidiary of Merit Harbor Group, LLC, is a full-service investment bank working across the middle market. Based in the United States but with a global reputation, has offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Princeton, Las Vegas and Chicago. The firm’s experienced advisors offer clients’ strategic advisory on selling companies, raising capital, and expansion through acquisitions. works across sectors including real estate, healthcare, oil and gas, consumer goods, media, software, web-based enterprises and aerospace and defense.

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