David Merkel Reveals What Led to FireEye’s Acquisition of Mandiant

October 23, 2014, No comments

Last week, ACG members were fortunate enough to host FireEye’s Chief Technology Officer, David Merkel, as the featured speaker of the October monthly meeting. David is an expert in the Cybersecurity field with years of experience and insight to tap into. David took the time to give members some additional background on FireEye and its acquisition of Mandiant, and more importantly, why it made se ...


FireEye’s David Merkel Talks Acquisitions & Cybersecurity

October 13, 2014, No comments

We recently shared a discussion with Vencore President and CEO Mac Curtis, where he discussed some of the intricacies of the integration process following a major acquisition. Last week, the ACG editorial team had the opportunity to sit down with FireEye’s Global Chief Technology Officer David Merkel to discuss FireEye’s recent acquisition of Mandiant, what may have sparked it, and the integra ...


Structuring Your Value-Sharing Programs

October 1, 2014, No comments

Last week, we discussed the importance of value-sharing programs when it comes to business succession. According to recently released research by Mark Bronfman at Sagemark Consulting (see www.BOLDValue.com), these programs can ensure sustainability of management teams, provide critical performance incentives, and aid in capital structure and exit planning. For c-suite executives who are interested ...


Mac Curtis on Vencore’s Strategic Direction and Integration Imperatives

September 25, 2014, No comments

Board Director Greg Woodford, Senior Managing Director, The McLean Group, with Speaker Mac Curtis, President and CEO, Vencore, Inc., and Board President Manik Rath, SVP, General Counsel, LMI Earlier this month, we shared an insightful conversation with Vencore’s President and CEO, Mac Curtis, prior to his presentation at the September monthly meeting. During our discussion, Mr. Curtis addressed ...


The Importance of Value-Sharing in Business Succession

September 24, 2014, 1 Comment

Value-sharing programs can be essential for ensuring sustainability of management teams, providing executive compensation and for capital structure and exit planning at private companies. Recently released research and analysis by Mark Bronfman at Sagemark Consulting (see www.BOLDValue.com) focuses on optimizing value-sharing initiatives leading up to a change in control, and the data is rather in ...


The “Cloud” is Causing it to Rain M&A

September 16, 2014, No comments

It appears that M&A activity in the technology market has been thriving when compared to last year. Experts at Clearsight Advisors offer more insight into these encouraging figures in the following post, originally published on The Clearsight Advisors Blog: The 2nd quarter M&A results are in and Technology M&A is on a tear. The Tech M&A market is up 57% over last year with $52.4 B ...


Acquisition & Integration: A Conversation With Vencore’s Mac Curtis

September 12, 2014, 2 Comments

Acquisitions can often be long and arduous, but when done strategically, they can be extremely successful and efficient. Rebranding a company can be just as difficult and risky of an undertaking. Vencore – formerly SI – recently experienced both. Mac Curtis, President and CEO of Vencore, will be the featured speaker at the upcoming September Monthly Meeting, which will be held at the Hilton Mc ...


The McLean Group’s Mitchell Martin Discusses M&A Activity in DC-Metro Area

September 4, 2014, No comments

Some recent, large deals would lead many to believe that the M&A market is on fire. However, there are some markets and regions that seem to be seeing more deals than others. Corporate Growth, Capital Style recently had an opportunity to speak with The McLean Group’s Mitchell Martin about M&A activity in the DC-Metro area. Mr. Martin is the co-head of the firm’s M&A practice, as we ...