Industry Reports

Published on: 05/22/2020
COVID-19 has promoted an increasingly remote and distributed workforce, introducing heightened informational technology vulnerabilities for cyber criminals and nation-state actors.  
Published on: 05/07/2020
 A year ago, we noted a brisk uptick in M&A activity in the Government IT sector through the first quarter of 2019 and wondered aloud how long the market would hold up.  With the fiscal picture coming into focus as the months progressed, particularly as it related to defense spending, the pace not only sustained, it accelerated.  When the dust settled at the close of 2019, 78 M&A transactions were completed in the space, representing an astounding 24% increase on 2018’s previous record year, and the most active year in more than a decade. 
Published on: 04/29/2020
We present our 2020 Mergers & Acquisitions Update: Outlook and Year in Review. This combines: discussion of the current environment and dramatic fall out from the COVID-19 pandemic; together with observations from those sectors less impacted; and a review of last year including Merger & Acquisition activity.
Published on: 04/08/2020
Capstone Headwaters has released its Q1 2020 Mapping, Modeling & Simulation (MM&S) Executive Summary, detailing merger and acquisition activity in the industry.  The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the world to increasingly rely on technology to stay connected and informed while mitigating the spread of the highly-contagious disease.
Published on: 02/11/2020
Transaction activity in the Cybersecurity industry closed out 2019 with a historic number of deals announced or completed, registering a 40% increase in deal volume in Q4 2019 year-over-year. 
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.

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