This year, GovCon Wire began a monthly internet series featuring a wrap up of government contracting merger and acquisition activity written by Bob Kipps, KippsDeSanto & Company managing director.
The “Monthly M&A Wrap Up” features the opinions of the more than 20-year transaction advisory and financial consulting veteran regarding the deals that are occurring and what lies ahead for business deals in GovCon.
Monthly series and in-depth analyses featuring the sought after opinions of industry leaders adds to the already brimming set of pieces offered by GovCon Wire, including contract awards, M&A activity, executive moves and financial reports.
The McAleese piece went live prior to the Potomac Officers Club held its Post Sequestration Symposium and featured his thoughts on how GovCon firms had responded to the sequester thus far.
“You began seeing a greater quantity of management changes, with sudden resignation of corporate officers and you began seeing no mergers and acquisitions, because cash had now become king, ” he said in the piece.
Another important piece published by GovCon Wire was an analysis by Dr. Stephen Fuller, director of the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis.
He spoke about what is to come in the Washington D.C. job market and economy and painted a positive picture for the region’s future.
He said professional business services will lead the way in job growth while decreased federal spending will mean fewer contracting and government jobs.
“Half of the new jobs projected over the next five years are what we used to think of as white-collar jobs. Now they are knowledge-based and tech-intensive workers that work in office space, ” he said.
Continue to check GovCon Wire for exclusive analysis of industry trends and news from well known thought leaders.