IN-PERSON: GovCon M&A Trends and Near-Term Outlook

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The Forge at FH+H

1751 Pinnacle Drive

Suite 1000

Tysons, VA 22102

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This in-person event will have limited capacity. Enjoy lunch with GovCon M&A experts as they discuss recent market trends.

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Please join us for a panel of finance, marketing, and growth experts to discuss M&A and strategic opportunities in the sector. Complimentary lunch will be provided.

Panelists will address and discuss what elements drove GovCon transactions thus far in 2021 and their implications for companies to best position themselves for exit in this environment.

The discussion will outline and analyze what qualities buyers are looking for based on recent activity and expert insights. Panelists will attempt to distill what drove and will drive buyer interest and transaction rationale in the sector for the remainder of the year.


FH+H follows the CDC’s latest guidelines on Covid-19. Individuals who are vaccinated for Covid-19 are not required to wear masks or stay socially distanced from others while inside FH+H’s office. Anyone who is not vaccinated is asked to please wear a mask and stay socially distanced from others.


Guest parking is available in the lot outside of the building. FH+H is located within 10 minutes walking of the Greensboro Metro and Tysons Corner Metro.


Tom Craig

Managing Partner | FH+H

Tom has extensive experience representing government contractors, especially in high stakes litigation. While he handles all matters related to government contractors, from bid protests to teaming agreements, Tom specializes in high-profile and high-risk matters that require comprehensive coordination of legal, media, political, and consulting efforts.


Richard P. Phillips

Senior Partner | Crossroads Capital, LLC

Richard is the Founder and Senior Partner of Crossroads Capital, LLC. He leads a team of experienced financial analysts, research assistants, and directors bringing the organization's tailored solutions to middle-market companies throughout the US and around the world. He is a seasoned dealmaker and accomplished financial analyst with more than 20 years of corporate finance, consulting, and investment banking experience. During his career, he has completed more than 29 M&A and other strategic transactions valued at more than $6.4 billion, across several industry sectors and geographic regions.

Jim Sherwood

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer | Federal Compass

Jim has over 15 years of experience in building and delivering market intelligence solutions for government contractors. He joined the leading market intelligence solution in 2004, where he was responsible for managing and modernizing their federal products. Jim later worked for a B2B consultancy, where he managed a strategic-focused consulting practice. Jim's experience with both subscription products and consulting engagements has given him unique insights to address the complex and dynamic needs that exist in this market.

Guillaume Laffitte-Smith

Director, Valuation Advisory Services | Cherry Bekaert LLP

As a Director in Cherry Bekaert's Valuation Advisory Services Group, Guillaume leads valuation engagements of illiquid securities for financial reporting purposes. These illiquid securities include debt instruments and equity securities. Guillaume has experience providing valuation, transaction, and financial advisory services to business development companies, private equity funds, other portfolio managers of illiquid debt and equity investments, in addition to closely-held businesses. Additionally, he also provides valuation services related to: fairness and solvency opinions; fair value accounting (ASC 820); purchase price allocations (ASC 805); goodwill impairment analyses (ASC 350); stock compensation-related valuations; intangible asset valuations; and M&A transactions.

Katy (Herr) Hew

Founder and CEO | Audacia Strategies

Katy (Herr) Hew is the Founder and CEO of Audacia Strategies, an investor relations and strategic communications advisory firm. With over two decades of experience in investor relations, business development, corporate strategy, and strategic communications, Audacia Strategies understands the multi-dimensional challenges of business growth. The Audacia Strategies team is known for rolling up their sleeves to support their clients’ transformational business goals associated with mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and spin-offs, reorganizations, executive transitions, crisis events, rebranding, and much more. Katy is an active member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and the Public Relations Society of America. She was recently recognized as a member of NIRI’s inaugural “40 Under 40” program, which recognizes professionals who have made noticeable contributions to their companies, communities, the IR profession, and NIRI.

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1751 Pinnacle Drive

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Tysons, VA 22102

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FH+H is a diverse, veteran-owned law firm that offers a full range of services in six practice areas: Government Contracts, Corporate + Business Transactions, International Trade + Transactions, Intellectual Property + Licensing, Litigation + Investigations, and Employment Law.


FH+H has represented companies across the commercial, technology, aerospace, defense, government services, nonprofit, and international sectors. Our diverse backgrounds in law, business, charitable organizations, the military, and government service, as well as our dedication to ensuring positive client experiences, enables us to provide outstanding legal counsel and representation.                                                                                                                                                

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