Defense-based businesses with aerospace capabilities will start looking for potential merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities for the commercial side of the business, a new report on industry M&A activity predicts. Continued growth in commercial aviation and contraction in defense budgets are expected to drive the trend, says Scott Thompson, U.S. aerospace and defense leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which just released its fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 M&A ...


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