Aerospace & Defence - Mergers and Acquisitions

Over the last several years, Canada’s aerospace and defence companies have been pursuing M&A opportunities domestically and around the world, while foreign operations have been increasing their deal-making activity. COVID-19 caused deals in this sector to slow, but transactions will likely pick up as companies start post-pandemic planning.

Anyone who has done a deal in aerospace and defence knows that M&A in this industry is complex. There are numerous regulations to follow, intricate supply chains to understand, detailed government contracts to get a handle on, while issues around tax, competition and antitrust often upend potential opportunities.

Osler’s  team has considerable experience working on M&A transactions. We’ve helped companies acquire major businesses, divest of underperforming assets, secure financing for significant transactions, negotiate many kinds of agreements and seek out new growth-focused M&A opportunities. We draw on our team of experts to work on specific parts of a deal, including on issues that involve employees, taxes, pensions and more.

With the Aerospace and Defence sector continuing to evolve and innovate, taking advantage of opportunities will be important for future success.

Recent experience

CAE Inc.

CAE Inc. in its acquisition of Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Training (BAT) business for US$645 million. The acquisition increases CAE’s ability to address the long-term and growing market demand for business aviation professionals.

Learn more about our work with CAE Inc.
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