We are The McLean Group

The McLean Group is a leading investment bank that provides objective strategic and financial advice on mergers and acquisitions and business valuations.  Our investment banking advisory and valuation services are built on comprehensive industry knowledge, extensive transaction experience, senior-level attention to every client engagement, and a real-time understanding of industry-specific value drivers.  By partnering with clients and providing strategic advice through every phase of a company’s development, The McLean Group is uniquely positioned to support our clients’ long-term success.




We provide comprehensive advisory services to companies executing a merger, acquisition or divestiture, or exploring capital solutions to fund growth.  We are objective advisors and run highly tailored processes specifically structured to achieve our clients’ goals. Additionally, we provide buy-side support and advise on debt and equity recapitalizations, including management buyouts, formation of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), raising capital, and other corporate finance transactions.


Through a dedicated business valuation practice, we provide a comprehensive offering of objective valuation services, including financial security and intangible asset valuations for a variety of transaction, financial reporting, and tax purposes.  We advise boards of directors, investors, trustees, and other corporate leaders on a range of issues, and render valuation opinions for equity inventive plans, ESOPs, fairness opinions, estate and gift tax valuations, intangible asset valuations, and litigation support.









Aerospace, Defense, Government Q3 2016 M&A Review

The McLean Group tracked 36 announced Defense and Government Services transactions during Q3 2016, representing a slight increase from 33 and 32 transactions in Q2 and Q1 2016, respectively.  Q3 saw a large increase in acquisition activity by financial sponsors, representing  39% of buyer activity up from 18% in Q2. […]


The McLean Group Advises Synaptic Solutions on its Sale to Preferred Systems Solutions

Synaptic Solutions, Inc. (Synaptic) was acquired by Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. (PSS) a portfolio company of CM Equity Partners. The McLean Group’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) practice served as the exclusive transaction advisor to Synaptic.[…]


Forbes: What’s Next For Learjet?

Business aviation may be poised for consolidation, and the most likely property to exchange hands will be Bombardier’s Learjet business. Textron is rumored to emerge as the new owner. The McLean Group’s John Stack comments that a strategic buyer (presumably Textron) would likely stop manufacturing and focus on the installed base of some 2,200 Learjet 70/75 aircraft in service worldwide. […]