In today’s rapidly evolving M&A environment for Aerospace & Defense transactions, we strive to tailor our value proposition to each client rather than promote a one size fits all solution.

Hisham Barghout Hisham Barghout

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC, Head of US Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking, Managing Director

Mergers & Acquisitions with focus on the Aerospace & Defense sectors. Proud dad to two beautiful girls.

Hisham is a Managing Director and Head of US Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking for Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC (EYCA). In his career of nearly 20 years, Hisham has been involved in over 100 M&A and corporate finance transactions. He has extensive experience advising buyers and sellers in the aerospace, defense and government services sectors.

Prior to joining EYCA, Hisham served as Head of Aerospace and Defense Investment Banking at Oppenheimer & Company. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director in the Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking Group at Jefferies Quarterdeck. Hisham also spent over 10 years at CIBC World Markets, where he was responsible for building its Technology and Aerospace & Defense Groups, after having worked in Goldman Sachs’ investment banking group.

Hisham holds a BA in Economics from UCLA. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses.

How Hisham is building a better working world 

“The fragmented Aerospace & Defense industry has been consolidating over the past few years at a furious pace driven primarily by aggressive cost reductions and the need for margin improvement. There is increasing pressure to deliver top-notch quality, increased production and enhanced service, all at lower prices. As a trusted advisor to my clients, I work to identify ways to enhance value, reduce risk and improve competitive positioning through M&A and financing transactions. I help my clients plan and execute strategic transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, equity and debt financings.”


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Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC (EYCA) is a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA providing sector-specific advice on M&A, debt capital markets, equity capital markets and capital restructuring transactions. It is an affiliate of Ernst & Young LLP serving clients in the US.

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