Industry Reports

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: 08/06/2019
For the fourth consecutive year, results of the American Water Works Association’s State of the Water Industry Report revealed that the renewal and replacement of the aging water and wastewater infrastructure is the top issue facing the water industry, according to respondents. Industry operators and experts agree that our nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure is aging and overburdened, and that investment is lagging, as evidenced by the findings of the report as well as by the D grade issued in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2017 Infrastructure Report Card.
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: 05/08/2019
The digitalization of the Security Solutions industry, including technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet-of-things (IoT), and cloud computing, have driven a transformative shift from traditional security systems toward data-driven and intelligent proactive systems. As a result of the heightened demand for improved monitoring and predictive capabilities, the Global Security Solutions industry is expected to reach a market value of $410.3 billion by 2023.
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: 03/22/2019
Merger & acquisition activity in the Security Solutions industry was robust in 2018 with 143 acquisitions announced or completed, more than doubling deal volume over the past five years. Strategic buyers continued to account for the majority of deal activity with a 67.8% share of total transaction volume. Private equity interest was largely composed of add-on acquisitions which accounted for 23.1% of total deal activity.
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.

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