Topic Archives: M&A

May 12, 2020Coronavirus, M&A

M&A Considerations Regarding CARES Act Loan Programs and Other Relief

In recent weeks Congress has authorized funding for a number of programs intended to provide relief to small- and medium-sized businesses and certain particularly hard-hit industry sectors, as well as to American businesses more generally. The parties to a potential M&A transaction must be careful to ensure that their transaction activities do not inadvertently alter ...›

February 5, 2019Compliance, M&A, Protests & Litigation

In Wyle, the GAO Gives Another Reminder of Risks Associated with Pending Procurements During a Transaction

Although there are often significant rewards associated with transactions among government contractors, the transactions require careful planning and coordination.  Even then, there is a fair amount of risk during the process: the novation process (when required) is discretionary; the seller may have undisclosed violations of procurement law; organizational conflicts of interests may preclude the buyer ...›

Federal Procurement
May 22, 2018M&A, National Security

MoFo Associate Charles Capito Moderating ABA PCLS M&A Committee Panel

On June 6, 2018, Morrison & Foerster Government Contracts Associate Charles Capito is moderating an ABA Section of Public Contract Law panel discussion titled “FOCI and CFIUS Issues in Government Contracts M&A.” Panelists include Jay Fraude, General Counsel, Defense Security Service; Damara Chambers, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling; and Farhad Jalinous, Partner, White & Case. ...›

Small Business
December 4, 2017M&A

MoFo Partner Charlie Katz Quoted in Washington Business Journal Article on Government Contracts Mergers

Charlie Katz, managing partner of Morrison & Foerster’s Northern Virginia office, was quoted in the Washington Business Journal’s article, “Contract to wed: What’s driving government contracting deals?” The article, published on December 1, 2017, discusses recent government contracts mergers and the top three reasons behind the M&A activity across the sector. Charlie touched on how ...›

October 30, 2017Defense, Federal Procurement, M&A, Small Business

FY 2018 Forecasts: Items of Interest in Contracting, Small Business, and M&A

In the final post of our 2018 Fiscal Year Forecast series, Kevin Mullen and Damien Specht focus on the use of Low Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) contracts, the mounting backlog of security clearance applications, the increased use of unorthodox contracting methods such as Other Transaction Agreements, the success of and potential fallout from the All ...›

FY 2018 Forecasts: Winds Shifting on Data Security, Industry Consolidation, and DOJ Enforcement Efforts

In the second of our series about what to watch for in government contracts in fiscal year 2018, we focus on Cybersecurity, Cloud-Based Services, Employment Regulations, M&A, FCA enforcement, and Block Chain. For a more in-depth discussion of current trends, please join us for our inaugural MoForward event on October 26, 2017 at the Tysons Corner ...›

Small Business
August 31, 2017M&A

Recent Trends In Government Contracts M&A

While multi-billion dollar transactions grab headlines—such as the combination of Computer Sciences Corp.’s public sector business with SRA International, the merger of Leidos Holdings, Inc. with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business, and Harris Corporation’s acquisition of Exelis Inc.—there are a few trends in federal government contracts mergers and acquisitions that have flown ...›

Small Business
May 31, 2017M&A

MoFo Webinar: Contractor M&A – Assessing Transactions Involving Companies with Sensitive Customers

On June 6, 2017 at 1-2PM EST, Morrison & Foerster partner Rick Vacura and associate Charles Capito will present a Federal Publications webinar, “Contractor M&A – Assessing Transactions Involving Companies with Sensitive Customers.” Rick and Charles will provide a brief overview on the basics of government contracts due diligence, but will focus on complications that ...›

Small Business
April 3, 2017M&A

What Are Three Trends in Government Contracts M&A?

There have been recent three trends in Government Contracts M&A recently all related to the same theme: buyers are being very picky. Trend 1: A Critical View of Contractors With Large Small Business Content. Buyers will be skeptical that small business contracts, although transferrable, hold significant value. Trend 2: Increase in Asset Acquisitions. Instead of ...›

small business
July 15, 2016M&A

M&A for Q2 2016—Mergers and More

This quarter, the M&A roundup picks up a little more than usual: rather than just the ongoing government contractor acquisition activity, this quarter also brings a report on a company that has been turning away suitors. That’s more than usually hits the deal wires. ...›