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M&A takes center stage at next WT Power Breakfast

Our next Washington Technology Power Breakfast on merger-and-acquisition trends is on for March 19 with a lineup of executives and seasoned industry analysts ready to share what the deal making says about the government market.

Proceedings will begin with us hearing directly from one of the architects of what arguably will be the biggest deal of 2021 -- the creation of "New Peraton" thanks to its completed acquisition of Northrop Grumman’s IT business and the pending purchase Perspecta.

Once the Perspecta deal closes, the Veritas Capital-backed Peraton will have vaulted itself from $1 billion in annual revenue to more $7 billion.

Mike King, Peraton’s chief growth officer, will talk about why the deal is happening and what New Peraton will look like in a Q&A.

We will follow that one-on-one with a discussion with two other CEOs steering their companies through deals -- Reggie Brothers of BigBear.ai and John Hassoun of VTG.

Both executives are leading private equity backed firms that are platforms for acquisitions in the federal space. They will share their strategies and why they are making the deals they are making. Of course, they will also discuss the trends in the market driving them to further build up their companies.

Finally we have a pair of investment bankers and a lawyer who have advised numerous clients that are buying and selling companies -- John Song of Baird, Bob Kipps of KippsDeSanto and Sarah Kahn of DLA Piper.

They will share what they see motivating their clients and offer advice. Perhaps also: a warning or two for companies thinking about dipping a toe in the M&A waters.

For more information and to register for the event, click here.

Reminder: the virtual event is free to Washington Technology Insider members.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Mar 04, 2021 at 11:34 AM

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