Venture Capital and Private Equity firms discuss industries and companies of focus

July 21, 2016, No comments

In a recent ACG National Capital monthly meeting, Peter LaMontagne, the CEO of Novetta, a big data and data analytics company that works mostly with the federal government in the defense and intelligence industries, shared his opinion regarding the importance of private equity to the National Capital region when he said, “I think private equity is so critical to our space. I’ll make the case t ...

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Dr. Stephen Fuller on the National Capital Region’s economy and what industries are driving growth

July 15, 2016, No comments

In a recent article on Corporate Growth, Capital Style, we featured a video from a keynote address at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Stephen Fuller, the Dwight Schar Faculty Chair and Director of Special Projects with the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. In the first video in the series, Dr. Fuller gave attendees an u ...

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Peter LaMontagne on big data and the role of private equity in GovCon 2.0

July 8, 2016, No comments

Big data and data analytics are one of the hottest trends in technology, and are poised to fundamentally change the way the defense and intelligence communities operate – making them more proactive and effective. One of the companies poised to lead the government into this data-driven age is Novetta, a leading big data and data analytics company that works with the federal government to draw act ...

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Dr. Stephen Fuller provides a peek behind the curtain of the DC Metro area’s economy

June 30, 2016, No comments

Earlier this year, ACG National Capital held their annual Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference, an event featuring the top minds in business and corporate growth, coming together to discuss best practices, network and evaluate growth trends across the multiple industries comprising the DC Metro area’s business community. This year’s event was host to some exciting panel discussions, presentations by ...

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Considering an Acquisition? Two Deal Terms to Avoid Like the Plague

June 16, 2016, No comments

This article was contributed by Aaron Ghais, a deal lawyer at Shulman Rogers that has helped his clients buy, sell, and finance businesses, and has closed over 350 deals worth over $2.5 billion in the past 20 years. If you’re regularly involved in the process of buying companies or advising clients who are, you know there are plenty of “trip wires and trap doors” to avoid and always somet ...

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Budget stability sparks renewed interest in aerospace, defense technology and government services markets

June 8, 2016, No comments

Aronson Capital Partners, a leading middle-market investment bank that works to meet the M&A and financial advisory needs of middle market companies in the highly fragmented aerospace, defense, and government services industries, releases a quarterly report analyzing the investment trends impacting their market. With so much of the National Capital region’s economy tied to services and produ ...

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Enlightenment Capital’s Influential Network

June 2, 2016, No comments

This article was originally published in the May/June issue of Middle Market Growth Magazine. Networking is the lifeblood of private equity—if you’ve got connections, you work ’em. That’s true for Washington, D.C.-based Enlightenment Capital, whose links to the State Department run deep. To date, the firm—now raising its second fund—has invested in eleven contractors that serve the def ...

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Feld Entertainment’s next big acquisition and transition into a logistics company

May 24, 2016, No comments

In two recent articles on Corporate Growth, Capital Style, we featured videos from the first keynote address at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference. The keynote address was delivered by Kenneth Feld, the CEO of global entertainment giant, Feld Entertainment. In the first video in the series, Mr. Feld discussed why the company has remained a private company, and why they continue to keep m ...

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