Now that you’ve had breakfast with your fellow ACG members and gotten some new best practices out of Scott McIntyre’s discussion on Guidehouse’s acquisition of Navigant, it’s time to settle into the weekend.
But! Before you do, take a few minutes to catch up on some of the slew of acquisitions that have happened over the past few weeks with National Capital Dealbook.
BAE Buys Collins Aerospace’s military GPS and Raytheon’s airborne tactical radios units
Yet another result of the consolidation in the government contracting industry, BAE systems announced this week that it will buy two business units that Collins and Raytheon must sell in order to comply with the antitrust requirements of their upcoming merger.
The value of the technologies that fall under the deal is substantial and point to trends that anyone following the government contracting space should be aware of. As Collins’s specialty in providing assured Position, Navigation, and Timing (A-PNT) and Raytheon’s in highly adaptable, anti-jam radios show, both the military and industry increasingly prize solutions that will help the warfighter compete in contested signals environments against technologically advanced adversaries.
Dixon Hughes Goodman Acquires RyanSharkey
Speaking to the widespread reach of ACG members, Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG), a top 20 public accounting and advisory firm recently acquired Vienna, VA-based RyanSharkey in a move to expand its assurance, tax and advisory service.
Including Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, which advised RyanSharkey on the deal, all three parties to the deal count ACG National Capital members among their roster of experienced growth professionals, which reinforces the potential value of the ACG community.
WBB Acquires Decisive Analytics
Coming hot on the heels of October’s acquisition of BRTRC, Whitley, Bradley, and Brown (WBB) continues to build off of the tremendous growth that CEO Robert Olsen talked to ACG members about during the June monthly meeting with its purchase of Decisive Analytics.
This acquisition, which gives WBB access to hard-to-breach markets within the Department of Defense and the intelligence community falls in line with practices that business leaders have been discussing at ACG forums for quite some time. By acquiring the ability to sell services into these markets, WBB opens up more avenues to further its organic growth.