TSI’s Marta Wilson Discusses Industry Trends and ACG Membership

August 31, 2015, No comments

ACG National Capital is always proud to highlight our best and brightest, and this week, we’d like to feature Dr. Marta Wilson, CEO of Transformation Systems Inc. (TSI) and an ACG board director. As a testimony to Dr. Wilson’s leadership, TSI has received numerous accolades from defense organizations for helping set historic records in the counter-IED effort and for ERP transitioning plus ...


This Week in Deal News: M&A Activity and a New Federal Contracting Rule

August 28, 2015, No comments

Last week, we shared a number of articles discussing the changing federal contracting landscape that has been brought upon by lower government budgets. This week, we’re back with another news recap, featuring updates on regional M&A activity, as well as new research findings. Below is a collection of M&A and government contracting articles presenting some of the latest events in the worl ...


This Week in Deal News: Spending Cuts and the Google Shakeup

August 18, 2015, No comments

Ongoing budget cuts are having a significant impact on government contracting. As federal agencies have fewer funds to work with, federal contractors are having to find business elsewhere. Government contractors are not the only firms experiencing change; Google recently announced a new operating structure, which is sure to have a massive ripple effect on the business and technology realm. Below i ...


A Q&A with Synthos Technologies’ EVP and Chief IP Officer, Erin-Michael Gill

August 3, 2015, No comments

Big data is drastically changing the way corporations interact with information, and more importantly, their customers. But the influx of so much information is a lot to handle, and it can often be difficult for companies to make sense of it all. This is where firms like Synthos Technologies come in. The company provides software that supports new ways of interacting with information with the goal ...


The Changing Landscape of the Aerospace, Defense, and Government Markets

July 22, 2015, No comments

Federal budgets have been shrinking at a steady pace, which has had an impact on how middle market companies in certain key industries behave. Larry Davis is a Partner and Founder of Aronson Capital Partners with over 25 years of transactional experience in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and financings. He has worked on more than 40 transactions involving middle‐market defense and governme ...


Haystax Technology’s Bill Van Vleet to Address ACG Members in Upcoming Monthly Meeting

July 13, 2015, No comments

On Friday, July 17, ACG members will have the opportunity to attend the latest ACG monthly meeting, featuring Haystax Technology Founder and CEO, Bill Van Vleet. Mr. Van Vleet has over 30 years of experience in the world of defense and commercial technology, having founded Haystax in 2012 with one very distinct goal; to create a next-generation mid-cap technology company. In less than three years, ...


Business Valuations Minimize Section 409A Risk: Beware of the Low Hanging Fruit in M&A Due Diligence

July 7, 2015, No comments

Finally! You are in due diligence. You weren’t 100% sure if you could find a buyer, much less a sales price that would meet your and your investors’ expectations. But, the Letter of Intent is signed and you hope to be 60 days from closing – the team is already discussing the closing dinner plans. All you have to do is get the transaction “papered” and complete “confirmatory” due dili ...


MAGC: Michael Chasen’s Keynote Presentation – Part III

June 25, 2015, No comments

The 21st Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference, Technology Showcase and DealSource took place back in March, and gave ACG members the chance to attend Michael Chasen’s insightful keynote presentation. Mr. Chasen is a highly successful entrepreneur and thought-leader, having co-founded Blackboard Inc., a major e-learning software company. Michael founded SocialRadar in 2013 and currently serves as the ...