| Avascent Europe
Leading independent strategy and management consulting firm with more than 30 years’ experience supporting corporate leaders, investors and government stakeholders in the aerospace, defence, security, and public services markets.
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Who We Are

Avascent is the leading independent strategy and management consulting firm with more than 30 years’ experience supporting corporate leaders, investors and government stakeholders in the aerospace, defence, security, and public services markets.


Our growing presence in London, Paris, Warsaw and Washington DC, combined with our worldwide network of partners, reflects our clients’ distinct needs. We operate in highly integrated teams within and across borders, united by a shared set of values and commitment to serving our clients.

Our Value Proposition


We have deep roots in the industries we serve. Where others claim coverage across numerous industries, we have consistently focused on a handful of core sectors. We recognise that real insights require deep domain expertise to drive effective growth-enabling strategies.


We operate within and across borders, combining global coverage with local presence. Government-driven industries have distinct requirements. We are uniquely positioned to respond to our clients’ need for trusted, yet broadly informed expert advice. Our operating model in Europe is geared to addressing the particular national, regional, and global dynamics shaping our clients’ activities and priorities.


We are passionate about our work and the industries we serve. Our people, regardless of their background, share a keen interest in and appreciation for the interplay between government, business and technology. You can only be consistently excellent at something you love.

Our focus, reach and passion ensure we deliver knowledge, understanding, and practical solutions to our clients’ most challenging problems.

What Our Clients Say About Us


Avascent serves a diverse range of clients, from top-tier defence and aerospace leaders to space and satellite developers, as well as private equity and finance managers providing clients with the insights they need to make informed decisions.

Defence & Security

Defence & Security

Avascent works with large primes and systems integrators, and system and service providers throughout the value chain to position for and achieve sustained growth in core and adjacent markets. Avascent mates deep sector expertise, proven analytical tools and methods, and an intense client service ethic to provide value to firms looking to grow in both domestic and international markets.



Avascent works with the full range of aerospace players — aircraft manufacturers, component suppliers, technology providers, and service companies — assisting with growth strategies, new and adjacent market analyses, competitive analysis, pricing evaluations, and transaction support.

Space & Satellite Communications

Space & Satellite Communications

Avascent works with space and satellite companies to start new businesses, achieve growth in core and adjacent markets, and develop innovative strategies and business models. Working throughout the value chain, we support firms integrating complex platforms, launch satellites, deploy ground systems, operate spacecraft, and provide hardware and services for military, civilian and commercial markets.

Private Equity & Finance

Private Equity & Finance

Avascent supports the leading private equity funds, providing rigorous, in-depth and highly responsive buy-side diligence and sell-side support. We emphasize in-depth industry knowledge and networks, highly responsive and adaptive working relationships, rigorous and transparent analysis, and a relentless and unbiased focus on the risks and opportunities of any investment opportunity.

Public Services

Public Services

Leveraging deep experience in outsourced services markets ranging from highly technical engineering to infrastructure and security, Avascent supports a wide range of growth-oriented engagements, including strategy development, adjacent market analysis, acquisition and capture support, and assessment of public-private partnerships.


Avascent’s services encompass corporate and business line strategy, international market expansion (to include selection, entry, partnering, and business development organisational development), customer strategy and marketing, business capture and pricing, and M&A strategy development and execution. We combine these offerings with a deep understanding of how to assist leaders to develop balanced organisations that are aligned with their strategies and objectives.

Strategy & Growth

Avascent supports clients seeking to extend or redefine the boundaries of their growth potential: from core into adjacent markets (diversification and new market entry), from established into emerging products and services (portfolio management and realignment), from national into international markets (geographic expansion and internationalisation strategies). Avascent emphasizes a rigorous understanding of the external environment as the foundation of a winning strategy, grounded in facts and insights that challenge internal biases and legacy thinking to provide a new basis for long-term growth.

Business Capture & Pricing

With particular focus on strategically important pursuits, Avascent provides targeted assistance to understand and shape customer requirements, select the right partners, and differentiate from competitors. We also provide best in class analytical cost modeling and Price-to-Win support built on solid empirical data, industry-leading parametric models, and rigorous customer and competitive analysis. With more than two decades of experience supporting business development executives and capture teams, Avascent has the expertise, tools, and methodologies to maximise our clients’ prospects for success.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Avascent has worked with strategic and financial buyers from around the world to develop and execute campaigns to drive non-organic growth. Focusing particularly on “game changing” strategic acquisitions, we help clients align their M&A strategy with emerging market opportunities and move aggressively toward an acquisition decision without succumbing to “deal fever.” Particularly for firms looking at new sectors or those with relatively little M&A experience, Avascent can be a critical catalyst, helping leaders accelerate the decision-making process.

Avascent Analytics

Avascent Analytics is the leading provider of data-driven market intelligence products and services for global defence, aerospace, and government-driven markets. Analytics products include:

GLOBAL PLATFORMS & SYSTEMS, a global programme-by-programme defence spending forecast

GLOBAL SPACE SYSTEMS, a forecast of space activity across military, civil, and commercial markets

FEDERAL CONTRACTS INTELLIGENCE, the fastest way to gain insight into US Federal spending


Percent of Western Addressable Spend


countries with detailed defence spending analysis


Years of experience analysing global defence sector trends


Steve Irwin


Joe Walsh

Head of London Office

Philippe Cothier

Senior Executive Advisor

Domitille Bigot

Michael Brant

Julien Demotes-Mainard

Nicolò Donà dalle Rose

Ian Ferguson

Daniel Fitter

Ben Goodlad

Dominik Kimla

Robin Klajzyngier

Oliver Mercadal

Lars Miethke

Núria Such Cueves

In the Spotlight

  • Czech Republic: Beginning the Defence Modernisation Curve

    AVASCENT WHITE PAPER May 2019 By Dr. Dominik Kimla Download:    Czech Republic: Beginning the Defence Modernisation Curve Czech Republic: Beginning the Defence Modernisation Curve  Ahead of the International Defence and Security Technologies Fair taking place in Brno, Czech Republic, Avascent Consulting Associate Dr. Dominik Kimla......

  • Croatian Defence Modernisation Agenda: Meeting NATO Commitments within Financial Limits

    AVASCENT WHITE PAPER April 2019 By Dr. Dominik Kimla Download:    Croatian Defence Modernisation Agenda: Meeting NATO Commitments within Financial Limits Croatian Defence Modernisation Agenda: Meeting NATO Commitments within Financial Limits  Ahead of the Adriatic Sea Defense & Aerospace Conference taking place in Split, Croatia, in......

  • MSPO Preview: Central and Eastern Europe Defence Spending Trends

    AVASCENT WHITE PAPER August 2018 By Dr. Dominik Kimla Download:    MSPO Preview: Central and Eastern Europe Defence Spending Trends MSPO 2018: Spotlight on one of the fastest growing defence markets in the world Ahead of the 26th Annual MSPO taking place in Kielce this week, Dominik......

Contact Us



+33 (0) 1 87 39 21 12

+44 (0)20 3934 9100

64-66, rue des Archives, 75003 Paris

132 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SA

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64-66, rue des Archives

75003 Paris

+33 (0)1 87 39 21 12


132 Buckingham Palace Road

London SW1W 9SA

+44 (0) 20 3934 9100

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