Harris Williams' Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) Group combines deep industry knowledge and relationships with the best M&A advisory services in the middle market. As a pure-play advisor with no conflicts of interest, our ADG Group offers differentiated strategic advice and seamless execution to a global base of leading aerospace, defense, and government services clients.

The Group’s breadth of transactional, operational, and technical expertise enables our bankers to understand broad ADG market drivers as well as the distinct dynamics and trends that create opportunities for companies in a variety of specialized sub-sectors. We are committed to providing the industry with best-in-class service and relentlessly and creatively applying our expertise to generate superior transaction outcomes for each of our clients.

Key Focus Areas

Harris Williams Aerospace Industry Sector Focus


  • Airframe and Engine Structural Components
  • Aircraft Interiors
  • Avionics and Electronics
  • Electromechanical, Power, and Related Proprietary Equipment
  • Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
  • Supply Chain Management and Distribution
  • Aviation Services and Support 

Harris Williams Defense Industry Sector Focus


  • Air, Land, and Sea Platforms and Subsystems
  • Defense Electronics
  • C4ISR Systems and Sensors
  • Weapon Systems and Munitions
  • Tactical and Protection Equipment and Systems
  • Ground and Space Based Satellite Technology
  • Unmanned Systems
  • Homeland Security Technologies and Systems 

Harris Williams Government Services Industry Sector Focus

Government Services

  • Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance
  • Software Design and Development
  • IT Services and Consulting
  • Technical and Security Services
  • Intelligence and Cyber Security Services
  • Logistics Services
  • Modeling, Simulation, and Training Services
  • Platform Maintenance and Modernization