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Q3 2015 Market Update – M&A Activity Continues Steady Pace

M&A activity in 2015 has continued at a steady pace, driven primarily by divestures and spin-offs of non-core or lower margin divisions from large primes, and strong participation from private equity sponsors that are adding to existing platforms and acquiring new targets.

The combination of these factors is expected to realign the market and create a new wave of large mid-tier companies motivated to drive consolidation by scale, customer synergies, capabilities, and access to contract vehicles. While overall M&A activity is on pace with prior years, activity in the lower middle-market government services space is down due to a lack of suitable targets… Continue reading here.

 

Aronson Capital Partners is a leading middle-market investment bank focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense technology, and government services industry.

Tier-1 Firms Report Cautiously Optimistic Outlook

With the appropriations bill providing a degree of visibility into the government fiscal year (“GFY”) 2015, the Tier-1 contractors reported solid results in Q4 while providing a cautionary outlook for fiscal year 2015. On numerous conference calls, corporate executives expressed concern over continued sequestration but were relatively optimistic with the growth prospects of their business, especially compared to their comments last year this time.  Continue reading here.

Aronson Capital Partners is a leading middle-market investment bank focused exclusively on the government services and technology industry.  We invite you to read our February 2015 Newsletter, featuring the following topics:

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Aronson Capital Partners Advises TATE, Inc. on its Sale to CENTRA Technology, Inc.

Washington Area Investment Bank Represents Personnel Security Training Firm

Rockville, MD.  January 2, 2015. — Aronson Capital Partners (“ACP”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of TATE, Incorporated (“TATE” or the “Company”) by CENTRA Technology, Inc.  The transaction expands CENTRA’s training and technical solutions for high risk personnel of the United States Military, Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Diplomatic communities.  Following the acquisition, TATE will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of CENTRA and will continue to be led by its founder and senior management team.

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Aronson Capital Partners Advises BIOQUAL, Inc. in its Acquisition of the Preclinical Services Business of Advanced Bioscience Laboratories, Inc.

BioqualAronson Capital Partners (“ACP”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Preclinical Services Business of Advanced Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. (ABL) by BIOQUAL, Inc. ACP served as the exclusive financial advisor to BIOQUAL in this transaction.

Aronson Capital Partners is a leading M&A advisor to middle-market defense and government technology solutions providers. ACP provides a full range of M&A and corporate finance advisory services to enable our clients to achieve their growth and liquidity objectives. With our exclusive focus on the Government Services and Technology sector, we are able to provide clients with a unique industry perspective and access to longstanding relationships with the most active strategic buyers.

Q4 Earnings Calls Continued: Public Contractors Actively Seeking M&A

ACP Feb 2014Public companies included in our government services index continued to report CY 13 Q4 earnings throughout the month of February. Since the publication of our January newsletter, executives of ICF International, ManTech, NCI, and Exelis held their quarterly conference calls and expressed a similar sense of optimism in the federal marketplace. The leadership teams of public contractors are finally seeing the uncertainty that dominated the government contracting community be replaced with a refreshing sense of stability and growth, as illustrated in the remarks below:

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