Aerospace & Defense

Fort Dearborn Partners understands the rigors of being an aerospace and defense supplier from precision manufacturing to navigating both large OEM and government agency procurement processes.

Fort Dearborn has worked with a variety of industry players to improve operating performance, free up working capital, restructure debt and develop strategic plans.  Our work in the aerospace and defense sectors includes both privately held and publicly traded companies.

Highlighted Engagements


centrifugal and sand castings manufacturer for various industries


flight critical parts for military and commercial aircraft applications


armed and unarmed security services and airport screening


Metal Finishing, adhesives, coatings & painting


open-die forgings, rolled rings and melting operations


alloy foundry


highly precision military, commercial airline and space shuttle parts


manufacturer of custom armored vehicles for federal and state agencies


manufactures tanks for pressurized gases

Experienced Professionals

FDP News

Jul - 21

Brian Hartford joins Fort Dearborn Partners

Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that Brian Hartford has joined the firm as a Senior Director.

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May - 21

Fort Dearborn Advises Kanaflex Corporation, USA

Kanaflex Corporation USA (“Kanaflex” or the “Company”) is an industrial hose manufacturer with operations in Vernon Hills (IL), Compton (CA), and... Read More

Feb - 21

2020 Year in Review

Chicago, IL - Despite the rollercoaster ride that was 2020, we at FDP are proud to say that, thanks to our resilient and trusting clients, hard-working and talented staff,... Read More