The McLean Group Advises The Agency Consulting Group on its Acquisition by Vistronix

MCLEAN, VA – December 15, 2014 – The McLean Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Agency Consulting Group (ACG) by Vistronix, a provider of intelligence and technology solutions to national security agencies in the federal space. The McLean Group’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) practice served as the exclusive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisor to ACG.

Founded in 2004 and based in Columbia, MD, ACG provides highly technical solutions in the areas of cloud computing analytics, critical systems infrastructure and specialized mission solutions. ACG is a primary architect of the intelligence community’s migration of applications, software and infrastructure to cloud-based, virtual environments. ACG maintains one of the largest contingents of Citrix, VMWare, Linux and Solaris certified engineers within the intelligence community.

“With this key strategic acquisition, Vistronix is extremely well positioned to provide high-priority solutions in supporting organizations across the National Intelligence Community in major areas such as technology, signals intelligence, information assurance and research. Our deal with ACG propels Vistronix to the forefront of IT infrastructure initiatives within the intelligence community and complements our customer-focused culture and forward-focused approach to new technologies,” said John Hassoun, President and CEO of Vistronix.

The Company’s sale highlights several prominent trends in the government services M&A environment, including:

  • Attractiveness of companies that possess proven expertise in priority strategic initiatives such as loud computing, system modernization, and the manage ent, analysis and utilization of massive data sets;
  • Buyer interest remains strong for companies supporting the intelligence community due to steady budgetary growth, heightened barriers to entry, and market sub segments that offer outsized growth opportunities, and
  • Re-emergence of serial acquirers, i.e. companies that consummate multiple acquisitions per year. This represents Vistronix’s third acquisition in 2014, and fifth in the past 12 months.


The McLean Group is a leading independent investment bank that provides M&A, business valuation and strategic consulting services to middle market companies. The firm’s ADG team is one of the largest dedicated groups in the country and has deep transactional expertise in nearly every segment of the government market.

The McLean Group’s ADG practice leaders have advised on more than 150 government sector transactions with cumulative deal value exceeding $4 billion, including 47 transactions closed since 2010. The firm’s M&A advisory and valuation services
reflect comprehensive industry knowledge, extensive transactional successes, commitment to providing senior-level attention to every client engagement, and real-time understanding of industry-specific valuation drivers.

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