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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ACG Honors Growth Companies, Growth Teams and Deals of the Year at the 2016 Corporate Growth Awards

May 20, 2016, No comments

Last night, ACG National Capital, the Washington, D.C. region’s preeminent association for corporate professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development and M&A, recognized the region’s most accomplished growth teams, companies and deals from the past year at the 2016 Corporate Growth Awards. This black tie gala, hosted at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, brought together more ...

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How quick thinking saved a relationship with Disney and a failing acquisition for Feld Entertainment

May 11, 2016, 1 Comment

In a previous post on Corporate Growth, Capital Style, we featured the first of many exciting videos from ACG National Capital’s annual Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference. This video featured one of the conference’s keynote speakers, Kenneth Feld, discussing his company, entertainment giant, Feld Entertainment, and why the company remains a family-owned business to this day. In the second video in ...

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Starting the Acquisition Process – A Handful of Quick but Critical Tips

May 4, 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. So you’ve decided to grow your business by acquiring another business – but where do you go from here?  What do you need to be thinking about?  Worrying about?  Taking care ...

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