The McLean Group Advises eXMeritus on Sale to Boeing

McLean , VA,  July 8, 2009 –  The McLean Group today announced that it acted as  the  exclusive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisor to eXMeritus in  its  sale to The Boeing  Company  (NYSE:  BA).

eXMeritus,  founded in 2000 and based in Fairfax, Virginia will add to the security and intelligence  sector of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems’ Network and Space Systems unit.   Jim Albaugh, CEO  and President of Boeing Integrated Defense System s state d, “The addition of eXMeritus to  our team is a strong enhancement to the Boeing capabilities developed through years of  experience on secure networks for some of the most complex systems in national security  today.”

The  financial terms of the deal were  not disclosed.

The McLean Group’s  Government Contracting team focused its efforts on finding a buyer that would  leverage eXMeritus’  proprietary technology as a key part  of its  corporate strategy.   Managing  Director  Joe Golden said that “This deal was extremely success ful in ma tching  up  eXMeritus with a  buyer that  really valued  its  technology and wanted to provide  its employees a  terrific platform  going  forward.”

“The McLean Group provided us with expert knowledge  about our industry and the sales process.  Furthermor e, they had the contacts in the industry allowing us to connect with the right buyer. Both  Kath leen  Crow  and Joe  Golden  were very professional throughout the entire transaction enabling it to  run smoothly from both ends. We were more than pleased with all of the work that The McLean  Group put into this deal,” said Robin Alman , owner of eXMeritus.

This transaction adds to the history of successful federal contracting advisory assignments for The  McLean Group.  Managing Director  Kathleen Crow  said , “  The government contracting arena  continues to be  active, particularly in the areas of cyber security and information technology  applications. I t’s an exciting time to be in the industry especially becau se of the changes occurring in  Washington right now.”

ABOUT THE MCLEAN GROUP

The McLean Group, LLC, is a national, middle-market investment bank headquartered in McLean,  VA, that provides merger and acquisition (M&A), capital formation, market intelligence, business  valuation, litigation support, and exit planning services. The McLean Group serves businesses  generating up to $500 million in annual revenues. The firm has 27  offices nationwide, serving  domestic and international clients with a broad resume of successfully consummated financial  transactions. Securities transactions are cleared through The McLean Group’s affiliate, McLean  Securities, LLC, a FINRA Registered Broker Dealer and Member FINRA/SIPC.  For more  information, visit  www.www.mcleanllc.com .

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