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Welcome to the The McLean Group knowledge base of reports, articles and survey results where we analyze the latest trends in the market place to provide a comprehensive review of the middle market challenges and opportunities.

M&A Insider Report – Q1 2021

M&A Insider Report – Q1 2021

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. […]

Monthly M&A Insider Report – February 2021

Monthly M&A Insider Report – February 2021

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. […]

Executive Spotlight – Andy Smith – The Potomac Officers Club

Executive Spotlight – Andy Smith – The Potomac Officers Club

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.

IDS International Acquires GovSource

IDS International Acquires GovSource

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.

2020 M&A Year-In-Review

2020 M&A Year-In-Review

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 […]

Pandemic Effects on Goodwill Impairment

Pandemic Effects on Goodwill Impairment

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. […]

Digital Transformation and Physical Security: A Call to Action

Digital Transformation and Physical Security: A Call to Action

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 Congratulates SimVentions on its ESOP Buyout

The McLean Group Congratulates SimVentions on its ESOP Buyout

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 […]

(Forbes Magazine) Sky’s The Limit For Aerospace M&A In 2020

(Forbes Magazine) Sky’s The Limit For Aerospace M&A In 2020

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. […]

(FinancialNews) Shimtech Obtains Aerospace Industry’s Fastener Technology

(FinancialNews) Shimtech Obtains Aerospace Industry’s Fastener Technology

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. […]

(Forbes Magazine) Investors Flocking To Government Tech Plays

(Forbes Magazine) Investors Flocking To Government Tech Plays

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. […]

(Business Monthly) The McLean Group advises First Source Electronics on sale

(Business Monthly) The McLean Group advises First Source Electronics on sale

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 […]

(Washington Technology) Enlightenment acquires Trowbridge & Trowbridge

(Washington Technology) Enlightenment acquires Trowbridge & Trowbridge

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.

(Washington Technology) Parsons makes IPO filing public

(Washington Technology) Parsons makes IPO filing public

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. […]

(themiddlemarket.com) M&A Wrap – Mergers & Acquisitions

(themiddlemarket.com) M&A Wrap – Mergers & Acquisitions

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. […]

(Washington Technology) By Light acquires Phacil

(Washington Technology) By Light acquires Phacil

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. […]

Paul Klick Joins The McLean Group

Paul Klick Joins The McLean Group

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 […]

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