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The McLean Group Welcomes Paul Peou as a Managing Director and Co-Head of its Defense, Government and Intelligence (DGI) Team

Paul PeouMCLEAN, VA – January 25, 2022 – The McLean Group, a middle-market investment bank providing strategic and financial advice on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and business valuations announced today that Paul Peou has joined the firm as Managing Director. In this role, Mr. Peou will co-lead the firm’s Defense, Government and Intelligence (DGI) Practice which provides advisory services to middle-market firms.

Mr. Peou brings over 20 years of corporate M&A and advisory experience having led notable engagements including Dovel Technologies’ acquisition of MSC, the sale of Dovel Technologies to Macquarie Capital, and the acquisition of Atlas Research by Customer Value Partners. Prior to joining The McLean Group, Mr. Peou was the director of corporate development for TASC, where he was responsible for M&A deal sourcing and structuring, modeling, valuation, due diligence management, term sheet negotiations, and competitive intelligence. Upon the Engility merger, he was retained to help with the divestiture of an OSINT asset of TASC.

Paul has spent his career helping clients of various sizes in the defense, government and intelligence community. He has focused on supporting a variety of businesses grow through strategic acquisitions on the buy-side as well as sell-side M&A management including capital and corporate structuring, corporate divestitures/restructurings, employee equity plans, and exit strategy planning.  

We are extremely proud to announce the addition of Paul to our growing investment banking team. We have known Paul for a long time and his deep understanding of federal contracting and the M&A value drivers in this market is an asset to the firm and our clients.  With Paul joining our team, we continue our focus on being the pre-eminent middle-market investment bank in the defense, government and intelligence industry.” – Andy Smith, The McLean Group

Mr. Peou graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Economics, where he was a varsity athlete as a coxswain for UPenn’s Heavyweight rowing team. He continues to be involved in rowing and is a member of the Potomac Boat Club in Washington DC and helps coach high school rowing.

Mr. Peou may be reached at 703.752.9024 or

About The McLean Group

The McLean Group, LLC is a 25-year-old boutique investment bank and financial services firm focused on the Defense, Government & Intelligence (DGI), Security, Critical Infrastructure, and Maritime markets. Its team of licensed professionals brings deep industry experience and relentless execution to every client engagement. The McLean Group provides solutions that blend financial creativity with operational expertise. Whether they are providing transaction advisory services, valuation opinions, or growth capital, the Firm’s services are unmatched in these core markets. Learn more at