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

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

Sep - 20

Fort Dearborn Advises Motor Distributor

Fort Dearborn Partners served as a financial advisor for the refinancing of a $3.5M Line of Credit and $2.2M mortgage for a $20 million Illinois-based motor distributor coming... Read More

Jul - 20

Fort Dearborn Advises Private High School

Chicago, IL - Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that we served as exclusive financial advisor to a private high school for the refinancing of $13,000,000 in... Read More