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Not every company is the same, but….

Investment bankers, lawyers and other service providers are in the midst of “silly season” – the post-Labor Day rush for advisors to be visible to prospective clients and update folks on the trends in the M&A
market. It is always interesting, and sometimes entertaining, to attend and present at the various breakfasts, lunches and dinners that take place during this part of the year.

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Industry Week in Review – September 23, 2011

On September 23, as the government’s 2011 fiscal year end approaches, the Republican controlled House passed a continuing resolution (“CR”) aimed at preventing a government shutdown by funding operations for the first seven weeks of the new fiscal year. However, the bill was “put-aside” by the Democrat controlled Senate, disapproving of tying disaster relief funds to cuts in Democrat-backed programs.

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Should We Add Financial Services Majors to Cyber Buyer Lists?

It is striking to observe the financial services sector as an emerging slice in cyber company pie charts depicting revenue by customer. Though, not surprising given intrusion rates and multi-billion dollar insider trading scandals hitting headlines.

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Health IT Continues to be a Priority Buyer Focus

The sale of Maricom Systems to CSC (NYSE: CSC) was announced on September 1, 2011. KippsDeSanto & Co. was the advisor to Maricom in this transaction, which represents our 3rd transaction in the last 12 months with a client that focuses on the delivery of Health IT to Federal government customers.

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Industry Week in Review – September 9, 2011

As General Ray Odierno began his first week as Army chief of staff, he dove head first into the increasingly hot topic of U.S. troop drawdown in Iraq. With 46,000 U.S. forces currently deployed, mostly in advisory roles, significant drawdown must occur before the end of this year.

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How Do Next Generation Cyber Companies Stay Relevant Given Rapidly Emerging Technology?

We have been assessing the next generation of cyber companies – particularly at Black Hat and DEFCON. Is it just us or does there seem to be an oversaturation of undifferentiated products and services hitting the cyber security market? Where are the discriminators? Do these offerings even scale?

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Industry Week in Review – September 2, 2011

As he bade farewell to the military Wednesday and prepares to take over as the CIA Chief, former United Stated Army, four–star general David Patraeus expressed concern that further defense budget cuts could undermine the military force he helped to shape and jeopardize the U.S. military’s ability to fight insurgencies.

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