Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Experience

Clairvest is your growth equity partner of choice in the Aerospace, Defense & Government Services sector. We are a unique investment firm focused on non-control equity investments alongside entrepreneur partners. We have helped companies accelerate their growth from organic initiatives and transformational acquisitions to significant corporate infrastructure buildouts. Our experience spans many sub-verticals including C5ISR, training and simulation, logistics, air cargo, MRO, and regional carriers.

Active & Exited Deals

If you are an entrepreneur or executive in the ADG sector looking to grow your business, please contact Doug Horn.

multiple of capital
headcount growth

MAG Aerospace provides a full spectrum of manned and unmanned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (“ISR”) services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to defense customers around the world.

partnership with CEO
investment into software solutions

NexTech Solutions provides systems engineering, testing and evaluation, and operational support integrating hardware, software and subject matter experts to support U.S. DoD missions.

compounded annual flight hour growth over past 3 years
major contracts won with air forces in Canada, U.S. and Europe

Top Aces provides advanced airborne training to the world’s leading air forces including adversary, electronic attack, and close air support operations.

year MedeVac contract
communities served through scheduled flight services

Air Tindi / Discovery Mining Services is a specialty aviation services company operating across Northern Canada, primarily serving government agencies and natural resource companies.

customers served

Momentum Solutions is a global leader in aviation and life support services for governments, NGOs, military and commercial clients, providing effective commercial and expeditionary delivery of people, cargo and life sustaining services.

Our Areas of Interest

  • C5ISR
  • Embedded systems
  • Supply chain sub-systems and components
  • Software Development
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Health IT
  • Systems Engineering
  • MRO
  • Training and Simulation
I needed a capital partner that was going to let me execute my vision of where MAG should go. Clairvest was here to support me and my team, not to manage us and that made all the difference.
Joe Fluet
CEO, MAG Aerospace