Opinion: Why The Rockwell Collins-B/E Aerospace Merger Could Work

Credit: B/E Aerospace and Rockwell Collins

It was a shocker. The announcement that Rockwell Collins would acquire B/E Aerospace for $6.4 billion plus the assumption of $1.9 billion in debt caught nearly everyone by surprise. Most analysts, including this author, expected Tier 1 consolidation—but not between the iconic avionics specialist...

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