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Celebrating our 25th Year Anniversary


We are pleased to announce our 25th Year Anniversary Celebration.  

Janes Capital Partners was founded in 1999. We started with one person in a 15 ft. x 15 ft. executive suite with a desk, a phone, an Apple Macintosh II computer, a fax machine and a FedEx account number. A year or two later, our tool bag grew to include a BlackBerry push button cell phone.

Since then, we have closed over 80 transactions valued at in excess of $5.5 Billion. We have had M&A related interactions with almost every major A&D focused strategic and private equity group worldwide. These include: Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GE Aviation, General Dynamics, Honeywell, Safran, TransDigm, Parker, Moog, Ametek, Meggitt, Lord, ITT, HEICO, Kratos, Cobham, ViaSat and Akzo Nobel among others. We have also completed transactions with many of the leading A&D focused financial sponsors including: KKR, Warburg Pincus, Arcline, AE Industrial, Odyssey and Court Square among others.

Since inception, we have had a singular focus on the Aerospace and Defense industry. For us, this has been a winning formula. Over the course of 2 ½ decades we have come to be recognized as true A&D industry experts. Our research reports are referenced in leading A&D industry periodicals and financial journals. Our valuation data has been used extensively by Board of Directors at various publicly traded A&D companies. Our A&D industry segment reports are widely read and receive flattering accolades. Members of Janes Capital Partners have been invited to speak at leading A&D industry conferences including: SpeedNews (now AviationWeek), Aero Lambda, PNAA, Aero One, Aviation Forum, Association for Corporate Growth etc. Moreover, as subject matter experts, we have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Fortune, Business Week, LA Times, OC Register as well as various regional business journals.  

Our digital presence has also increased markedly. On LinkedIn, Stephen Perry, Managing Director has ~11,000 LinkedIn contracts (principally A&D C-suite executives, leading financial sponsors, lawyers and accountants ,etc). He regularly posts noteworthy A&D articles each of which garner between 500 and 2,000 impressions. Over a given 4 week period, these typically receive 30,000 impressions in the aggregate as well as numerous “likes” and reposts.

Today, we have 7 employees and occupy a stunning office overlooking the Irvine Spectrum. We are longtime members of Oaklins, a global consortium of leading independent M&A advisory comprised of 50 firms, 850 investment bankers located in 60 global financial centers who collectively close between 300-400 transactions per year. Our firm leads Oaklins’ Aerospace & Defense industry group. In 2023, Oaklins closed 10 A&D related transactions. To date we have jointly closed 9 cross border A&D transactions with our Oaklins colleagues in the US, France, UK, Canada, Italy and Netherlands. At present, we have active Oaklins mandates in Australia, UK and Canada which we look forward to announcing in due course.

As a result of our Oaklins participation, our service area has grown from southern California to global. Working with our Oaklins colleagues we truly enjoy global reach with a local presence in every important financial center and Aerospace & Defense primary and secondary manufacturing hub including: Seattle, Toulouse, Hamburg, Montreal, London, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Casablanca and Mexico City to name but a few.  

We have a long and successful track record of delivering successful M&A outcomes. The Aerospace & Defense industry is ingrained in our DNA as a firm. Our ethos is to go above and beyond what others (notably our clients) expect of us. We expect this of ourselves—each day and every day.

We would like to thank our friends, family, colleagues, Oaklins members, clients and referral sources for their unwavering support over the past 25 years. We never have and never will take this for granted.

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