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 ...


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

July 21, 2016, 1 Comment

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 ...


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 ...


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

July 8, 2016, 1 Comment

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 ...


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

June 30, 2016, 1 Comment

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 ...