Government Contracts Mergers and Acquisitions 101

ABA CLE Section of Public Contract Law


Government Contracts + Public Procurement

Damien C. Specht


Mergers and acquisitions in the government contractor sector are on the rise. Service providers are consolidating and large prime contractors are divesting lower margin businesses. In this introductory-level program, you will gain an understanding of issues unique to deals involving government contractors, the regulatory hurdles you may encounter, and how to address the unique risks in acquisition documents.

Our panel offers the valuable perspectives of respected M&A and government contractor practitioners who represent all types and sizes of buyers and sellers, as well as private equity funds investing in the federal market. Topics of discussion include:

  • An overview of how to structure transactions involving government contractors
  • Representations and warranties necessary for certain types of transactions
  • Unique diligence issues such as IP, small business contracts and OCI risk
  • How to address classified contracts, and potential interaction with DSS and CFIUS
  • Navigating novation, change of name, and other change of control communications with government customers


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