Ajax Defense


Investing in national security

Ajax Defense invests in U.S. defense & aerospace small businesses to rebuild and strengthen our critical supply chains.


Long term investing in industrial companies that support national security

Ajax Defense invests in U.S. defense & aerospace small businesses to rebuild and strengthen our critical supply chains.

Our strategy focuses on consolidating, strengthening, and modernizing the U.S. defense industry supply chain.


Increased economies of scale and access to capital for growing small business defense manufacturing


Digital transformation and capital investment in advanced manufacturing


Resilience and robust financial health in a critical sector of the U.S. economy

Supply Chain

Tier 2 & 3 component and parts manufacturers, high precision machining


Ajax Defense is a long-term investment holding company

We take a patient and committed approach to investing in companies and important missions impacting the public sector.

Our principals are experienced operating executives from the global defense industry and private equity, with a proven track record leading companies to substantial growth and award-winning operational excellence.

Ajax Defense is a U.S. Veteran Owned Small Business and makes investments in designated small businesses without changes to the acquired company’s small business status or set-aside contracts.

Global Defense Industry

Main drivers behind the current opportunity to invest:

Increased geopolitical instability

A well-resourced and funded whole spectrum of defense, from traditional hardware to cutting-edge software is going to be a necessity for any country to operate safely in the future

Increased onshoring of manufacturing

Increased onshoring of manufacturing and supply capability. The pandemic has also brought into focus the vulnerability of global supply chains which may lead to governments looking to onshore supply and manufacturing capability and increase scrutiny on investments from outside into their industries

Traditional hardware towards new technologies

Expansion of defense capabilities away from traditional hardware towards new technologies. The changing face of modern warfare and rapid new technological developments has broadened the scope of what ‘defense’ means to an extraordinary degree.

Source: KPMG, “The private equity opportunity in aerospace and defense” July, 2021

Taking Action to Support

“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed Executive Order (EO) 14017, America’s Supply Chains, on February 24, 2021 The EO calls for a comprehensive review of supply chains in critical sectors, including the defense industrial base (DIB).”

The national resolve to strengthen America’s supply chains is not limited to the Executive Branch. Congress has demonstrated a commitment to renewing and strengthening US manufacturing through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) critical supply chain task force.

Source: U.S. Department of Defense

Demand for Made in America

“The Defense Department is increasingly turning its attention to safeguarding critical nodes in its supplier base.”

“The vast majority of the Department’s Tier 1 vendors (84%) are American companies. However, foreign companies make up an average of 70% of suppliers across Tiers 2–5.”

Source: govini

Transformative investments

The Department of Defense (DoD)… strategic roadmap to address supply chain vulnerabilities in the defense industrial base (DIB) … reinforces the need for transformative investments in the 21st century to build greater supply chain resilience