Industry Focus

 

Bluestone's professionals have unique advisory expertise serving middle-market companies in the aerospace, defense, and government markets. Our extensive transactional experience encompasses a vast array of firms delivering products and services to the federal government, prime contractors, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and airlines. We understand the complex regulatory, budgetary, and competitive dynamics influencing companies operating in these sectors and have real-time knowledge and insight into how these dynamics impact the value creation and financing alternatives available to middle-market companies in these markets.

 

Aerospace


Bluestone's principals have worked with a diverse range of companies operating in the aerospace sector, ranging from aviation services companies to manufacturers of air traffic management solutions to manufacturers of components and systems integrated into a variety of aircraft platforms. We have advised middle-market companies in their sales to commercial aerospace industry leaders including TransDigm, Triumph Group, Honeywell, L-3, and Lockheed Martin, among others. Below is a representative list of vertical sub-segments of the market in which Bluestone's principals have particular expertise:

 

SELECTED AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Air Traffic Management
  • Avionics
  • Aviation and MRO Services
  • Components
  • Composites and Structures
  • Distribution
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Systems and Subsystems

Defense

Bluestone has extensive expertise advising companies that deliver products, solutions, and/or services to customers within the defense and intelligence communities. Our principals have advised middle-market businesses in their sales to recognized defense industry leaders including General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, L-3, Raytheon, DRS Technologies, and Cobham, as well as a broad range of private equity groups leading consolidation strategies in the defense market. Below is a representative list of vertical sub-segments of the market in which Bluestone's principals have particular expertise:

 

SELECTED AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • C4ISR Systems
  • Defense Electronics
  • Defense Technology
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Intelligence Systems (SIGINT, ELINT, GEOINT, etc.)
  • Mission Support Services
  • Tactical and Soldier Support Equipment
  • Unmanned Systems

Government

Bluestone's principals have significant and deep expertise advising middle-market government technology and service companies. Our principals' expertise in this sector spans more than two decades and dates back to the 1990s when government procurement reform effectively created the federal outsourcing market that exists today. We have consummated transactions with leading government technology and solutions firms, including Booz Allen, CACI, CSRA, General Dynamics, ICF, KEYW, and ManTech, as well as platforms backed by leading private equity groups including Arlington Capital, Providence Equity Partners, The Carlyle Group, and Veritas Capital. Below is a representative list of vertical sub-segments of the market in which Bluestone's principals have particular expertise:

 

SELECTED AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Big Data (Analytics, Fusion, and Science)
  • Case Management and PaaS Solutions
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Energy and Environmental Services
  • Engineering Services
  • Health IT
  • IT and Technology-Enabled Services
  • Logistics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Professional and Technical Services
  • Program Management and Advisory
  • Security (Electronic and Physical)
  • Software
  • Training