Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Rich Raleigh discussed “Mergers & Acquisitions: Consideration for Government Contractors” at an Innovare Elevation Series event. The lunch and learn event took place on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Innovare Advancement Center in Rome, N.Y. 

Many businesses involved with emerging technologies, particularly those involving engineering and sciences that are valuable to defense, aerospace, and aeronautics, contract with federal government agencies. Private equity investment in government contracting is nothing new but has increased continually in recent years. Government contractors face distinct challenges when purchasing, selling, or restructuring their businesses. Because of the highly regulated industry, buyers and sellers of government contracting businesses must understand and navigate the nuances of government contract law, including applicable statutes and regulations.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are key business strategies in the domestic and international economic landscapes today, and businesses involved in federal government contracting must also consider these strategies. Due Diligence gives buyers, sellers, and merger partners the opportunity to evaluate the true worth of the partners and prospective new enterprise. The unique requirements of government contracts demand that due diligence efforts include an in-depth analysis, assessment, and evaluation of those contracts.

Drawing upon his experience in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, Rich Raleigh represents clients in the highly regulated and complex government contracts sector, dealing with a wide variety of issues related to government contracting and procurement, and he represents clients in complex litigation to include those involving non-competition agreements, trade secrets, and intellectual property.