Gov't Contracting Slump Could Spark PE Feeding Frenzy

Law360, New York (February 5, 2013, 10:03 PM EST) -- With federal contracting budgets on the wane, private equity firms are looking to snatch up bargains as contractors streamline their businesses and sell off divisions that could see reduced profits or contribute to organizational conflicts of interest.

This should be a busy year for mergers and acquisitions in the government contractor market, experts said, attributing part of the change to declining budgets and the uncertainty around sequestration, a series of automatic budget cuts set to slash about $52 billion from 2013 federal spending unless Congress agrees...
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