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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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Event: Selling a Business – An Insider’s Guide to Maximizing Value

Join the CFA Society of Washington, DC on October 29th for an informative panel discussion that will provide an overview of the national mergers and acquisitions market, with an emphasis on government contracting.

The panel, which features Aronson partner Mario DeLuca, will focus on key factors and value drivers impacting company valuations, as well as crucial pre-sale planning steps necessary to achieve a successful sales process. Specifically, experts will discuss valuation as well as how to select an investment banker or business broker, evaluate term sheets, understand the risks and advantages of different payout structures, and maximize after-tax value.

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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.

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