Aerospace & Defense Cross-Border Joint Ventures: Managing high complexity, driving remarkable growth
Managing high complexity, driving remarkable growth
This paper highlights emerging trends in the global A&D industry for capital formation broadly, and as they apply to cross-border joint ventures in particular. Capital formation trends are examined based on the level of debt and equity capital raising in global capital markets by the A&D industry. These trends indicate the shifts in A&D industry dynamics. The key factors examined in this paper will be critical for creating long term value for the A&D cross-border joint ventures
While the shrinking defense budgets in the US and Europe coupled with the robust backlog in commercial aerospace are front and center in the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry today, vibrant growth in the form of cross-border joint ventures across new centers of excellence is quietly laying the framework for the long term direction of the A&D industry. Business planning for these joint ventures will potentially demand executives understand a level of complexity that is relatively rare in other industries. Some considerations include:
•Nation-state geopolitical alliances
•Technology transfer and protection
•The value of joint venture partner contributions
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