ACG Deal Story: Cherokee Federal Acquisition of Criterion

Deal Story Cherokee Federal and Criterion

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April 10, 2024 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM EDT

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ACG National Capital presents a fascinating Deal Recap event: Cherokee Federal’s acquisition of Preting, LLC (“Preting”) and Criterion Systems (“Criterion”). Non-traditional buyers like Cherokee Federal are transforming the merger & acquisition landscape by leveraging their distinct perspective on government contracting portfolios and their unique, flexible contract transitioning advantages in M&A deals. This approach provides prospective sellers in the GovCon market with more options for successful deal execution.

As one of the largest federal solutions providers in the world – recently recognized by Bloomberg as a top 200 contractor – Cherokee Federal brings demonstrated Full & Open performance and an experienced team to help federal clients build solutions, solve complex challenges, and serve America’s interests across the globe.

Join us for an engaging breakfast meeting where Cherokee executives Steven Bilby and Squire Lawrence share how these deals came to life, its strategic rationale to position for long-term growth and how they approached the acquisition, integration, and growth process. They will also share their ambitious broader strategy in the federal sector as they seek to continue growing their federal government presence through organic expansion and thoughtful acquisition activities.  Take advantage of this opportunity to network with esteemed professionals, gain exclusive firsthand industry knowledge and stay abreast of the rapidly evolving federal GovCon M&A market, particularly with respect to the emergence of more non-traditional acquirers. Secure your spot today!

Steven Bilby, President, Cherokee Federal
Squire Lawrence, Vice President & General Manager, Sovereign Capital

Kevin Robbins, Senior Advisor, Deep Water Point & Associates
Jon Ladewig, Director, Transaction Advisory Services, Deep Water Point & Associates

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