Dan Yates to discuss the growth and sale of Opower

September 22, 2016, No comments

It’s rare to find an individual that has founded a company, grown it to be extremely successful and then sold it at an incredible valuation. It’s even more rare to find an individual that has done it twice. However, that’s just what the speaker at this month’s ACG National Capital Monthly Meeting has accomplished. Dan Yates is the Founder and CEO of Opower, the leading customer engagement ...


VIDEO – Michael Shinn of Atomicorp on responding to cybersecurity breaches in a shifting threat landscape

September 16, 2016, No comments

Earlier this year, ACG National Capital sponsored 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. One of the many different panel discussions, side sessions and presentations ...


Buyers beware! Four common deal killers

September 7, 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. Buying another company requires a big commitment and should not be undertaken lightly.  As the Buyer, you’ll need to line up financing, put together a deal team and pay their pro ...


Capital for Children provides partnerships with the power to drive change – an interview with Ken Doyle

September 1, 2016, No comments

Each September, ACG National Capital and its membership welcome the slight decrease in temperature and increasingly mild weather with their Annual Golf Event. The event brings together chapter members, leadership and sponsors for a day of sport, networking, fun and charity. The charity that benefits from this event – and has benefited from it for the past four years – is called Capital for Chi ...


Aronson report shows federal IT spending priorities drive deal activity in Q2 2016

August 23, 2016, No comments

According to a study released by Aronson Capital Partners, the second quarter of 2016 saw significant investment and deal activity in the region’s IT and technology markets – specifically in the areas of cybersecurity and big data. Due to the area’s large concentration of government contractors and companies that sell to the federal government, it’s not surprising that much of this gro ...


National Capital Region investors discuss deal sourcing and networking with entrepreneurs

August 12, 2016, No comments

In a recent post on Corporate Growth, Capital Style, we featured a video from a panel discussion at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference. The panel discussion involved multiple National Capital Region investors, including: John Backus, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at NAV.VC; Michael Lustbader, Managing Partner at Arlington Capital Partners; Jason Rigoli, Partner at Enlightenment Capital ...


What Drives Value in Government Services & Defense M&A?

August 4, 2016, No comments

This article was authored by Bill Foote, a Partner in the Aronson LLC Financial Advisory Services Group and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). It was originally published on the Aronson Beyond the Numbers blog. M&A transaction volume in the government services & defense market in recent periods has trended upward. There were 112 government services & defense acquisitions in 2015, com ...


Bill Weber answers the million dollar question, “What is KEYW?”

July 29, 2016, No comments

Bill Weber, CEO of KEYW, speaks with ACG members prior to his address. Bill had the unenviable task of filling in for previous CEO and Founder Len Moodispaw. According to Bill, “Following an icon like Len is difficult, he did a great job of building something that was very unique in the market place.” On Friday, July 15, 2016, ACG National Capital hosted its monthly meeting, which brings toget ...