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Press Release: Alderman survey reveals aviation’s growing liquidity crisis

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Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueAlderman & Company®, a specialized provider of investment banking services to the middle market of the global aerospace and defense industry, today published the results of a recent proprietary survey highlighting the growing liquidity crisis in the commercial aviation industry.

In June, Alderman & Company surveyed 65 companies in the middle market of the commercial aviation supply chain. These companies included – but were not limited to – manufacturers, distributors, and service providers (such as maintenance and repair).

Key findings included:

  • Airline passenger traffic is not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels until 2022
  • Suppliers are looking to cut expenses ahead of future declines
  • Financing for suppliers is not expected to come from banks

“We wanted to get at the heart of both the micro and macro-economic issues industry stakeholders and government officials are facing in light of COVID-19,” said Alderman & Company CEO, Bill Alderman.

“The pandemic has caused the most significant downturn in the history of commercial aviation and we want to help companies within the supply chain pivot to cope.”

This is the second in a series of surveys the company plans to conduct regarding the pandemic’s impact on the commercial aviation industry supply chain. Download the survey, Impending Crisis here.


About Alderman & Company

Founded in 2001, Alderman & Company® is a specialized investment bank exclusively providing sell-side M&A advisory services to middle market companies within the global aerospace and defense industry.

Our clients include family-owned enterprises, microcap public companies, divisions of large corporations, and portfolio companies of private equity firms.  Our services are built on comprehensive industry knowledge and years of process expertise providing business owners value-maximizing solutions for exiting their businesses.

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