Aerospace & Defence
How we can help
The FTI Consulting Aerospace and Defence team is staffed with seasoned experts who have extensive experience working along the industry value chain and with private equity sponsors and companies in the sector. Our focus is on the core issues related to strategic growth and protecting freedom to operate, as well as on delivering tactical priorities. We have in-depth industry expertise in commercial aviation and experience working with defence contractors, MRO providers, airlines, and C4ISR and security-oriented businesses.
Export controls and sanctions requirements apply across the aerospace and defence industry, and are generally the same for large multinationals, small companies, and their downstream suppliers and subcontractors. We have experience working with the biggest corporations as well as smaller companies, including start-ups, universities, and labs. We help clients navigate issues such as organic and inorganic growth, affordability, profitability, digital strategies, political and regulatory scrutiny, complex disputes with government and audit agencies, assistance with capital raising activities, working through internal restructurings, development of strategic messaging to external and internal constituents, and providing critical evaluation and improvements to business systems.
How We Help
Our cross-functional capabilities include specific expertise in compliance, communications, public affairs and government relations, and technology. Our services include strategy development & implementation, performance improvement, mergers & acquisitions, due diligence, merger integration & carve-outs, restructuring & interim management, strategic communications, IT enablement, valuation (including valuation of wireless spectrum), investment banking, litigation and arbitration, regulatory and compliance, and purchase price disputes.
Economic and Financial Consulting
FTI Consulting’s Paris-based experts have advised clients on damages and other economic issues arising...
FTI Consulting’s Paris-based experts have advised clients on damages and other economic issues arising in international arbitrations and commercial litigation cases in the aerospace and defence industry.
Organisations often face critical situations that can affect their reputation and value.
Organisations often face critical situations that can affect their reputation and value. These situations relate to business transactions, strategic developments, governance changes, new regulatory frameworks, and much more.
Effective communication with both internal and external audiences is crucial. That communication could, for example, be about explaining a new business strategy, announcing a restructuring or service offering, establishing someone as an expert, defending company interests or bringing issues to public attention.
FTI Consulting’s strategic communications specialists assist clients, in France and internationally, in developing and protecting their company’s reputation and value, helping them to establish a lasting presence in their target markets and to achieve continuing growth and development. Our team brings together professionals with diverse and complementary expertise to support companies and institutions at each stage of their development and transformation.
- Corporate Communications and Reputational Management: Our experts interact with the stakeholders in a client’s sphere of influence, including media, public sector institutions, investors and internal audiences. We conduct perception audits and sector surveys to anticipate reputational risks and identify communication opportunities. We evaluate this data against objectives and define the optimal communications strategies and associated tactics in the context of existing media campaigns, public relations operations and digital strategies. We assist clients during sensitive situations and in crisis management to develop strategies, craft arguments, and train and prepare spokespeople for public and media engagement. In addition, we provide support in defining and implementing internal change support programmes.
- Public Affairs and Advocacy Communications: We deliver advocacy campaigns, working closely with French and European institutions to connect clients with relevant networks at the local, national, European, and international levels. Our experts provide institutional, legislative and political analyses, and support initiatives to represent clients’ interests to public authorities and institutions.
- Financial Communications & Investor Relations: We advise our clients on strategies for communicating with institutional investors and other market players including analysts, ratings agencies and specialist media. This can be helpful for both listed and unlisted companies, especially when issuing debt or equity. We help to optimise communications strategies through perception studies or investor targeting and analyse publications from competitors and peers to refine the client’s equity story. Our teams provide support in relation to financial transactions, IPOs, debt issues and shareholder activism, as well as for roadshows and investor days.