Aerospace, Defense Government & Security

Our Aerospace, Defense, Government, and Security team has over 150 years of collective industry experience; giving our clients the requisite confidence to pursue creative solutions that maximize shareholder value over the long-term.

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At a Glance

Capstone Partners prides itself on having industry specialists on the Aerospace, Defense Government & Security (ADGS) Team who understand commercial aerospace and aviation, C4ISR, air / land / sea / space /unmanned systems, government services and physical / cybersecurity. Our team is experienced in translating government contracting to capital providers, and we partner with investors and large-to-small cap companies to optimize value in a competitive market.

Read our annual report:

2021 Aerospace, Defense, Government & Security M&A Update

This report combines discussion on 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 (M&A) activity.

Areas of Focus


  • Advanced Materials
  • Aerostructures & Engines
  • Air Transportation
  • Avionics
  • Ground Operations
  • MRO & Support Services
  • Space & Satellite
  • Specialty Component Manufacturing
  • Training, Modeling & Simulation


  • C4ISR & Net-Centric Systems
  • Air, Land, Sea & Space Systems
  • Missiles, Missile Defense & Munitions
  • Unmanned Autonomous Systems & Robotics
  •  Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Electronics & Sensors (Electronic Warfare/Signals, Radar, EO/IR, Acoustics)
  • Systems Engineering & Integration
  • Test & Evaluation
  • Logistics Management/Transportation
  • Training & Simulation


  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare IT
  • Government Services
  • Intelligence & Homeland Security
  • Advanced Research & Development
  • Software & Cloud Computing
  • Data Analytics
  • Technical & Support Services
  • Logistics & Support Services
  • Training & Simulation


  • Cybersecurity
  • Data and Network Protection
  • Software as a Service (“SaaS”) and On Premise
  • Managed Services
  • Professional Services
  • Compliance and Risk Management
  • Physical Security
  • Access Control
  • Alarm Monitoring
  • Video Surveillance
  • Guards

Recent Transactions

Senior Team Leaders

What our clients have to say:

Our multi-year relationship with Capstone's Aerospace and Defense team enabled us to be prepared and positioned to achieve an optimal outcome. The team’s key industry insights coupled with strong negotiation skills enabled us to proceed with confidence and complete a transaction that exceeded expectations.

Allen Gross Founder and President, GPS Source

Capstone played a critical role in this deal, by providing deep insight in the Aerospace and Defense industry as well as by facilitating the discussions from the very first meeting until the closing.

Xavier Paternor Managing Partner, Vinci Capital

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