Tysons Corner, VA
The Tower Club
Private equity is currently driving a substantial portion of deal activity in the lower middle market defense and government sectors. Large transactions in recent years such as the acquisition of TASC by KKR/General Atlantic, Lockheed’s divestiture of EIG to Veritas, and the pending purchase of SRA by Providence Equity have been well publicized. However, the lower middle market remains a fertile and extremely active area for M&A activity within the sector.
PEGs focused on the lower middle market defense and government services sector are adding substantial value to the portfolio companies in which they invest or acquire. These funds provide additional capital for growth, industry expertise and relationships, and the resources to help these Companies reach the next level. Teaming with these selected financial investors offers government contractors a great opportunity to “take chips off the table” providing a path for growth and a second liquidity event.
Our panel of experts, representing leading private equity groups in this space, will discuss market trends to include valuation, OCI concerns, and declining budgets. They also will discuss factors they consider when determining a deal’s value and structure and common pitfalls they see during the due diligence process.
We look forward to hosting industry executives and professionals as we discuss these dynamics, and how private equity is altering the landscape for lower middle market deals in the defense and government services market.
Contact Name: Katie Merchent
The McLean Group