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McLean Group Advises Water Consulting Specialists, Inc. on sale to Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE: AQUA)
Evoqua Water Technologies Acquires Water Consulting Specialists, Inc. MCLEAN, VA – April 6, 2021 – The McLean Group is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Water Consulting Specialists, Inc. (WCSI) on its sale to Evoqua Water...
General David Petraeus formal Director of the CIA will be the Keynote Speaker of the 2021 M&A and Valuation Summit
General David Petraeus will be the keynote speaker their annual M&A and Valuation Summit on April 22nd. This year’s event will be held virtually and is free to attend.[…]
The McLean Group is pleased to announce that it has made a strategic investment in DLS Marine, the leading maritime asset valuation and appraisal firm in the United States.[…]
The McLean Group is pleased to announce that former Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf will be our featured speaker for the “Investment Opportunities in Critical Infrastructure” discussion we will be hosting as part of our Spring M&A and Valuation Summit. […]
The McLean Group has published our Monthly M&A Insider Report, where we examine recent M&A activity in the Defense & Government Services, Security, Critical Infrastructure, and Marine Sectors for the month of February. See what’s happening in M&A for these sectors. […]
Mar 2, 2021 – Andy Smith serves as a Managing Director at The McLean Group, an investment bank and financial services firm focused on the defense, intelligence security, critical infrastructure and maritime markets. Smith is also co-head of the defense, government and intelligence practice.
The McLean Group advises on the recently announce IDS International, a security government services firm, acquired GovSource (GSI), a leader in elite military and law enforcement training to the US Government and partner nations.
Bogart Associate a Portfolio Company of CM Equity Partners Acquires an Undisclosed Intelligence Community Contractor
The McLean Group is pleased to announce that it advised an undisclosed Intelligence Community contractor in its sale to Black ICE (dba Bogart Associates), a member of the CM Equity Partners family of Companies. […]
We recently published our 2020 M&A Year-In-Review, where we take a granular look at M&A in the Defense & Government Services, Security, Critical Infrastructure, and Marine Sectors. See what our analysts think of this year to remember […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the macroeconomic environment. As equity markets have crashed and a recession looms, it’s important for CFOs and Controllers to stay ahead of the changing landscape. For companies that have been acquisitive and carry significant goodwill (or other intangible assets) on their books. […]
The physical security industry is extremely active right now, with an addressable market estimated at $124.9 billion for 2020 and growing to $232.5 billion by 2027. This growth reflects the increasing demand for security as traditional threats like terrorism and crime grow […]
The McLean Group, a middle-market investment bank providing strategic and financial advice on mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, as well as growth capital announced today that Marc Gruzenski has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director. […]
We congratulate our client, SimVentions, on becoming a 100% employee owned company. SimVentions explored a range of strategic alternatives and selected an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) as the optimum transaction structure for the company and its employees […]
A Dynamic Water and Wastewater M&A Market – Perspectives From Industry Operators and Financial Sponsors
The recent COVID-19 pandemic is magnifying the importance of the water sector in the municipal, industrial, commercial, and residential segments as they are viewed as “essential businesses” […]
Forbes Magazine – McLean Group’s, Senior Managing Director, says, “We’re seeing deal activity accelerate if anything. We’re arguably at a 10-year-high, in terms of deal volume, in terms of valuations.” The aerospace and defense sector had $98.5 billion in total disclosed deal value for 2019 with 80 deals, according to Mergermarket data. This is up 133% from 2018 when disclosed deal value totaled $42.2 billion with 71 deals. Five of the deals in 2019 totaled over $1 billion, compared with three in 2018. […]
Virginia Business Magazine – McLean-based middle-market investment bank The McLean Group LLC announced Tuesday that Marc Gruzenski has been named as the head of its security practice. Gruzenski was most recently the director of global security technology and director of information protection for The Walt Disney Co.[…]
FinancialNews – US-based aerospace company Shimtech Industries has announced the acquisition of California-based Fastener Technology Corp. (FTC), a specialty fasteners supplier for commercial and military aerospace applications, the company said. The sellers were advised by The McLean Group, a boutique investment bank with a leading aerospace, defense and government practice. […]
(San Fernando Valley Business Journal) Santa Clarita Aerospace Manufacturer Acquires NoHo Fastener Firm
San Fernando Valley Business Journal – Shimtech Industries, an aerospace components manufacturer in Santa Clarita, has acquired Fastener Technology Corp., a North Hollywood supplier of specialty high-strength fasteners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. […]
Forbes recently published the article “Investors Flocking To Government Tech Plays”. The McLean Group’s Senior Managing Director Greg Woodford is quoted extensively throughout the article. He discusses deal activity in 2019 and private equity involvement in the government contracting space now and moving forward. […]
The McLean Group announced that it advised Elkridge-based First Source Electronics (FSE), a specialized provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for military, industrial and transportation applications, on its sale to Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG), a supplier of electrical wire harnesses, seating systems and related products for the global commercial vehicle markets […]
August 9, 2019. Mergermarket. “Midsized contractors look to M&A to avoid getting squeezed.” McLean Group’s Managing Director quoted throughout. […]
August 11, 2019. smartsheet. You may know that mergers and acquisitions have the ability to fast-track your company’s growth, but also that most deals fail. Defy the odds with this complete guide to M&A strategy, in which veteran dealmakers show you how to spot and execute a winning transaction. […]
(MergerMarket) Expect more deals in hot Aerospace, Defense and Government Services sector, experts say
July 12, 2019. Mergermarket (digital and online). “Expect more deals in hot Aerospace, Defense and Government Services sector, experts say.” Mitch Martin quoted […]
In the eyes of the US Small Business Administration, government contractors come in two sizes – small and large. And once they’re large, they had better get a lot larger, according to sector advisors and investors.[…]
July 24, 2019. Mergermarket (online). “Government contractors strive for bigger awards with PE backing.” Mitch Martin quoted extensively. […]
Government market investment firm Enlightenment Capital said Monday it has acquired federal IT contractor Trowbridge & Trowbridge to add another platform into the portfolio. Trowbridge & Trowbridge’s services to federal agencies include cloud engineering, cybersecurity, IT engineering, application development and network engineering — all areas that touch on technology modernization.
April 14, 2019 – Washington Technology published an article titled “Parsons makes IPO filing public.” In this article, Ross Wilders of Washington Technology references The McLean Group when discussing the reason Parsons chose the IPO option. […]
Sagewind Capital-backed By Light Professional IT Services LLC has acquired Phacil Inc., a diversified software, cybersecurity, systems engineering and managed services provider to the U.S. Government. Phacil is being advised by The McLean Group. […]
Systems integrator By Light Professional IT Services said Monday it has acquired government technology services contractor Phacil to add more cybersecurity and managed services offerings for federal agencies. Terms of the transaction were undisclosed. This is Arlington, Virginia-based By Light’s second acquisition since the company was acquired itself by private equity firm Sagewind Capital two years ago. […]
The McLean Group, an employee-owned investment bank that provides objective strategic and financial advice on mergers and acquisitions and business valuations, announced today that industry veteran Paul S. Klick IV has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Klick, who will be based in the firm’s McLean offices, will help serve clients in the […]