Industry Reports

Published on: 10/30/2019
Increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks, coupled with the widespread adoption of cloud computing and internet of things (IoT) technology, has fueled demand for effective cybersecurity solutions.
Published on: 09/27/2019
Transaction activity involving Aerospace & Defense companies continues to be supported by spending increases in the President’s Budget 2020 growing to $718.3 billion and focusing on innovation and modernization across all warfighting domains.
Published on: 09/25/2019
Leading defense contractors are leveraging buy-and-build strategies to capture prime contracts while also divesting ancillary businesses to become Aerospace & Defense (A&D) pure plays. The continuation of this industry trend is expected to fuel further merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the Mapping, Modeling & Simulation (MM&S) industry.
Published on: 07/23/2019
Capstone Headwaters’ Q1 Cybersecurity Coverage Report discusses the continued growth of the Cybersecurity industry driven by increased cyber threats and the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.  Download our report for the most up-to-date information on Cybersecurity M&A activity, public company performance, financing activity and market outlooks.
Published on: 05/14/2019
Future demand for simulation and training (S&T) activities is likely to mirror the macro developments that are driving the overall growth of the Aerospace & Defense industry. Namely, the pivot to a world of great military power competition raises the ante for simulation and training activities to keep pace with the increases in spending on advanced equipment such as fighter jets, bombers, helicopters, and drones.
Published on: 04/18/2019
As we closed these pages last year, we hypothesized that the remarkable pace of Government Information Technology (IT) mergers and acquisitions (M&A) witnessed in 2017 would continue throughout 2018, with the very real possibility that record levels of deal volume and value would be surpassed. This was proven to be the case, with total deal volume up 3% from 2017’s record levels.
Published on: 04/18/2019
Last year the aerospace, defense, government and security sectors saw steady Merger & Acquisition (M&A) activity, with a focus on transactions in technology, the aftermarket, and combinations which create leaders in specific defense segments. Our 2019 ADGS Mergers & Acquisitions Update provides a wealth of sector M&A transaction data.
Published on: 02/11/2019
We are pleased to present our 2018 fourth quarter Cybersecurity Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Update with a look back at some key trends and statistics for the year and recently closed quarter. Industry participants continue striving to deliver solutions to combat the latest threats while the accelerating digitization of our world relentlessly expands attack surface vulnerabilities.
Published on: 11/07/2018
Year-to-date, 66 mergers and acquisitions were announced or closed in the Mapping, Modeling & Simulation industry putting activity on pace to meet or exceed 2017 activity. Strategic companies have been highly active as they leveraged acquisitions to access new customers and disruptive technology. The two largest transactions in 2018—Harris Corporation’s merger with L3 Technologies, Inc.
Published on: 10/24/2018
Fundamentals remain healthy for the C4ISR industry, as the Pentagon’s top leaders continue to emphasize that providing resilient information networks and denying enemies the use of their networks is a top priority. Such conviction is reflected in the growing portion of the defense budget related to C4ISR systems. Following the appropriations measure signed in September that allocated $674 billion in defense spending for FY2019, spending increases are prioritizing capabilities to gain and exploit information in the theater from the tactical to the strategic level. 

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