Industry Reports

Published on: 04/07/2017
Merger and acquisition activity in the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) market has moved at a rapid pace, driven by technological advancements and changing needs for modern warfare. In Q1, Capstone identified 12 sector transactions, representing a substantial portion of overall A&D M&A activity, and notably almost all were strategic acquisitions.
Published on: 03/08/2017
Public safety has recently gained attention domestically and abroad as border security, mass shootings, policing practices and terrorism have sparked public debate and government concern. As a result, demand for public safety equipment and maturing technologies have accelerated market growth.
Published on: 02/24/2017
President Trump has indicated that he intends to end the defense sequester and submit a new budget to Congress outlining a plan to rebuild our military and to provide our military leaders with the means to plan for our future defense needs. Against this backdrop, the market for C4ISR products and services should remain a favored category.  
Published on: 02/06/2017
The old adage‘ the best defense is a good offense’ is certainly applicable today. As we witness ongoing geopolitical instability and increased tensions among superpowers, common sense indicates that global defense spending is poised to increase and preliminary indications are that the Trump Administration intends to do just that for the US.
Published on: 01/23/2017
Through 2016, M&A activity in the Mapping, Modeling & Simulation industry was very robust, outpacing every other year recorded by Capstone.
Published on: 11/17/2016
The Military Communications industry continues to experience energetic M&A activity as the federal government seeks innovative communication solutions for its global network of warfighters. Through the end of October 2016, 16 transactions were announced or closed in this space, compared to 22 transactions over that same period in 2015.
Published on: 11/07/2016
The US confronts a wide array of threats at its borders, ranging from terrorists who may have weapons of mass destruction, to transnational criminals smuggling drugs or counterfeit goods, to unauthorized migrants intending to live and work in the US.  Sensitivity to terrorist threats has made it imperative to know who is crossing borders and living in our country.  As a result, the Border Security market has grown substantially, augmenting M&A activity.
Published on: 10/27/2016
The MM&S industry has seen substantial growth thus far in 2016, driving record levels of M&A activity. Increased safety, decreased costs, time efficiency and customized training environments are all benefits that MM&S technology provides and have driven increased demand for MM&S products and services.
Published on: 10/24/2016
The first half of 2016 saw a slight softening in M&A activity overall, and the aerospace & defense sector was no exception. Component Manufacturing activity slowed as expected, while Defense IT & Technology has rebounded on the back of increased government spending and the sizable, transformative deals of 2015.
Published on: 08/25/2016
Public safety solutions are in growing demand as security threats such as terrorism, mass shootings and cyber attacks occur more frequently. At the same time, a new frontier for reducing risk both online and in-person promises long-term growth for the industry. Biometric security and authentication, the Internet of Things (IoT), emergency and disaster management, cybersecurity and smart technology are expected to be key areas of growth.