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Chinook Industry Spotlight: Aerospace Supply Chain Q1 2024

  • The U.S. Aircraft, Engine & Parts manufacturing market was $219B in 2023. Several major U.S. and global airlines are prioritizing fleet modernization plans to control fuel and maintenance costs better.
  • This market is projected to grow at 2.7% annually through 2028. This growth is due to increased demand for fuel-efficient air fleets to further decarbonization goals and replace aging airplane models.
  • In 2023, M&A activity in this sector was more concentrated in the small to mid-market. There was a high degree of focus on specific subsectors including maintenance, repair & overhaul, and supply chain businesses.
  • The largest strategic buyers and private equity platforms have been very active in the M&A space; for example, AE Industrial Partners completed 16 new investments in 2023.

About Chinook Capital Advisors:

Chinook Capital Advisors, based in Kirkland, WA, is a leading M&A advisory firm serving the needs of Pacific Northwest business owners. We help businesses prepare for and execute business ownership transition events.

Our expertise includes sell-side advisory/seller representation services, recapitalizations, advisory board/transaction preparation services, and other services including business valuation and debt advisory. Chinook serves many of the key industries that drive the Pacific Northwest economy, including manufacturing, distribution, business services, technology, healthcare products & services, and consumer products & services.

Chinook Capital Advisors is a member of the Alliance of International Corporate Advisors. AICA is a global network of middle market M&A advisory firms that provide clients with access to buyers, investors, and acquisition targets around the world.

We welcome inquiries from business owners wanting to discuss business valuation, M&A market updates, or how to build value towards a future exit or recapitalization.