Analysis of the key themes driving private equity deal activity reveals that robotics accounted for 3 aerospace & defence deals announced in Q1 2024, worth a total value of $1.8bn. The $1.8bn institutional buy-out (ibo) Kaman by Arcline Investment Management was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. A thorough analysis of the disruptive themes and the Private Equity deal activity are included in GlobalData’s Aerospace, Defence & Security Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report. Buy the report here.

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In value terms, robotics-related deal activity increased by 40809% in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $4.4m. Related deal volume increased by 200% in Q1 2024 versus the previous quarter and was 200% higher than in Q1 2023.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these private equity deals in Q1 2024 were JPMorgan Chase & Co; MMK Partners; Morgan Stanley with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these private equity deals in Q1 2024 were Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Latham & Watkins; Paul Hastings with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 23 April 2024

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Acquisition, Asset transactions and Mergers.