John Hagan


John Hagan is co-head of the defense and government services group at BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group.


What's driving the new wave of M&As?

Investment banker John Hagan breaks down the forces pushing the latest round of consolidation in the market.


Intellectual property rules in today's market

Investment banker John Hagen reminds sellers that intellectual property can be the best way to differentiate your company.


Conditions are right for private equity buyers

The government market is experiencing an uptick in private equity buyers that are chasing larger and larger acquisitions.


Tax policy drives increase in M&A activity

The market for merger and acquisition transactions in the government contracting market seems poised for a strong finish in 2010, writes John Hagan at BB&T Capital Markets/Windsor Group.


Contractors prepare to face headwinds

Columnist John Hagan examines quarterly reports to explain how companies are preparing for challenging times in the government market.


Navigate the path to sustainable earnings

Although budget cuts and insourcing are devouring certain segments of the government services market, there are many segments of the market in which growth opportunities continue to abound, says John Hagan of BB&T Capital Markets/Windsor Group.

Government policies fire up acquisition activity this year

Tax, budget and conflict of interest policies will drive more merger and acquisition activity throughout 2010 as the impact of these policies is felt in the government services market.


Private equity buying takes center stage

Although financial buyers can be outstanding choices for sellers of government contracting businesses, they present unique challenges when compared to the strategic buyer alternative, says John Hagan, co-head of the defense and government services group at BB&T Capital Markets/Windsor Group.


Premium companies stand out from the pack

The top-performing companies are positioning themselves through targeted acquisitions in faster growing segments of the market, often with proprietary technologies.

M&A goes on a roller coaster ride

Since the beginning of 2009, the public equity markets have experienced significant fluctuations in the values of major stock indexes.

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