Government and Defense

Since 1982, our team of investment Bankers and Senior Advisors have advised numerous clients in the government and defense sector with M&A and corporate finance services. Recognizing the growing demand for our activities in this sector, we formed the GAD industry practice group to better serve our clients.

Our team, which consists of former C-level operators, leverages years of experience in the government and defense sector – both domestically and abroad – to personally manage your transaction from inception to a successful close.

We have a proven transaction methodology for delivering results Have bankers with C-level operating experience in your industry.

We pride ourselves on being a different kind of advisor.

Our team:

  • Offers strategic advisory services that enhance shareholder value

  • Has a formal research department dedicated to creating the most exact and comprehensive analysis to help get the deal closed, with dedicated sector analysts

  • Leverages years of experience in the middle market that will maximize the opportunity for a successful transaction

  • Is backed by a national firm with global reach and regional offices ensure that all clients receive personalized service throughout every phase of the transaction

Despite the recent turmoil in capital markets, the Government and Defense industry continues to be active. We are excited about the possibilities for all involved. We look forward to exploring with you your capital market needs as you continue to grow your enterprise.

FOCUS provides a range of investment banking services tailored to the needs of growing businesses. These services include mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, strategic advisory services, corporate valuations and strategic partnering and alliances.  For more information on how FOCUS can help you meet your business goals, please contact Barry Calogero at [email protected] or 703-628-3093.

Our team works across multiple sectors:

  • IT and Cybersecurity

  • Healthcare and Life Sciences

  • PMO, Acquisition Support and Human Capital Management

  • C4lSR

  • Modeling and Simulation

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection

  • Space Systems and Satellite Communication

  • Logistics and Mission Support

  • Management, Consulting and Professional Services


Our practice concentrates on providing investment banking services to middle market clients:

  • Sell-Side Engagements – assisting owners looking to exit/sell their business

  • Buy-Side Engagements – helping companies grow through acquisition programs

  • Capital Formation – aiding companies in raising capital for growth or recapitalization


  • Industry Expertise – With backgrounds that include C-level operating experience, our bankers engage clients as peers understanding technical and operational nuances of our clients’ businesses as well as the M&A process

  • Experienced Bankers lead and execute every deal start to finish, giving our clients the advantage of continuity and experience

  • Process-driven Outcomes – Supported by strong in-house research, our M&A process has a proven track record.

Government and Defense Team

Hear From Our Clients

The strategic fit provided by this transaction is exceptional; our acquirer counts nearly every airline in the world in its customer base, which provides an exciting growth path for AirVault. The FOCUS team has been a valuable partner to us over the years, and we would not be celebrating this transaction without their help and guidance.

John Frick, Chairman