Defense & Security

Navigating Government Contracts, Budget Cycles, Cyber Security Challenges.

Rapid development of new technologies, both the opportunities they create and the risks they present, has driven significant M&A activity in the Defense & Security sector—with no end in sight. Successfully selling a business in this sector depends heavily on the ability to understand and navigate the intricacies involved with government contracts and a highly regulated environment.

More so than other industries, working with an advisor that has deep experience across a broad range of transaction types can be critical in the Defense & Security industry. What sets Dunn Rush & Co. apart is that our partners and managing directors have been in our clients’ shoes—as CEOs navigating the challenge of executing a transaction strategy while doing business with the government at state, local, and federal levels.

Our team has direct experience with relevant industry issues such as buyers needing to address Foreign Ownership Control or Influence (FOCI), operating under Special Security Agreements and Voting Agreements, and navigating the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). We have successfully completed numerous transactions for middle market Defense & Security companies.


Some of Our Past Deal Sub-Sector Specialities include:

    • C4ISR
    • Cyber Security
    • Defense Electronics
    • Defense Systems
    • Nano Materials
    • Security and Surveillance
    • Unmanned Systems

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What Clients Are Saying About Dunn Rush

I’ve known the Principals of Dunn Rush & Co., for a number of years and have had the opportunity to work with them in many different capacities. They’re true professionals, with deep experience in a wide range of transactions, across several industries. They are good people and I have always enjoyed working with them. You can trust them to provide top-quality advice no matter what your situation or circumstances.



Mark Bono / Founder, Guide Capital Partners

I have seen the Dunn Rush team perform in several sell-side situations. You want them on your team! Their preparation and attention to detail is impressive. They are also real good people to have by your side during a stressful time. In the case of Bridgeport Fittings, Kevin and Greg introduced us to their Gold Standard of Preparation and we took their advice getting audited financial statements and a Quality of Earnings report. This preparation made the due diligence process go smoothly, helped the firm proactively address issues and greatly improved the due diligence process. The final results exceeded our expectations.

Ted Patton / Managing Director, Hastings Equity Partners.

Dunn Rush & Co. were amazing throughout the entire process of selling my company! Greg and Kevin quickly learned about an industry most people have never heard of (sonar transducers), and their extensive experience, creativity, and strategic thinking helped us navigate the process and deal effectively with the many unexpected turns of events. They are indefatigable, and were always available and communicating with us, day and night. Their attention to every details, their interest and excitement about our deal, and their endless patience answering our questions and concerns was second to none. Dunn Rush is categorically different from other investment banking firms, and I can’t imaging working with anyone else.

Carol Bowen / President, Materials Systems Inc.

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