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Melrose’s bid for GKN raises questions about Britain’s defense industry

Melrose’s bid for GKN raises questions about Britain’s defense industry

  • 25.01.2018
  • min read

The Economist

Melrose’s bid for GKN raises questions about Britain’s defense industry

In 2016 the margins of aerospace suppliers were ten percentage points higher than those of manufacturers, says Jim Harris, a partner with Bain & Company. And so now the likes of Boeing and Airbus are pushing down the prices they pay for parts to grab more profit.

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