The merger and acquisition (M&A) process is complex, with millions of dollars won and lost on a dizzying array of issues including strategy, technology, regulatory, financial, tax, and legal.  Add in the all-important human factors – culture, values, and expectations of buyers, sellers, and their financial backers – and the process can be downright overwhelming. 

The Chertoff Group brings clarity, focus, and unrelenting client advocacy to this process.  Leveraging a distinguished track record of advising on $10+ billion in closed M&A transactions, The Chertoff Group’s M&A professionals deliver integrated investment banking and strategic advisory services. In addition, we provide growth capital solutions to support high-growth, mission-focused companies and financial sponsors in the national security, cybersecurity, defense technology, and government services markets.


Our team unlocks value by delivering unique industry insights, expert financial analysis, and precise process execution to enable successful outcomes.

CORE Services

Sell-Side M&A Advisoryx

Sell-Side M&A Advisory

Through our wholly-owned investment banking subsidiary, Chertoff Capital, we represent company owners seeking a sale or liquidity transaction. We employ a proven, methodical approach to each sales process that is tailored to meet each client’s prioritized goals and objectives.

Buy-Side M&A Advisoryx

Buy-Side M&A Advisory

Our highly differentiated buy-side advisory services are focused exclusively on the national security, cybersecurity, defense technology, and government services markets, allowing clients to benefit from our deep experience, unique insights, and a global network of relationships.

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"The Chertoff Capital team listened carefully to learn our objectives and tailored a customized process to match our requirements. They were creative and detail-oriented, guiding us through every nuanced step of the process. BlueHalo emerged from this process as the ideal fit for our employees, customers, shareholders, and broader community."  - Amit Singh, Chief Technology Officer, Asymmetrik Ltd.

"We are exceptionally pleased with the Chertoff Capital team’s representation of Skyris throughout the M&A process. A partner in the truest sense of the word, they worked tirelessly to help us prepare and navigate the process. Their strategic expertise and extensive experience with transactions in the intelligence community market proved invaluable to accomplishing our goals."  - Mike McGowan, Founder and CEO, Skyris, LLC

"From the very beginning of the sale process, we knew that we would need an investment banking advisor that possessed the broad industry knowledge to understand our business and government market expertise to find potential buyers who recognized our current market presence and its potential for future growth. I could not have been more pleased with the process that Chertoff Capital ran and to ultimately be partnered with Valiant. From my seat, this was a home run transaction."  - Larry Wade, President and Founder, Alliance Technical Services, Inc.

M&A Advisory Team


President and Head of M&A Advisory


Principal, M&A Advisory

Nicholas Laco

Analyst, M&A Advisory

Sean Stenderowicz

Senior Analyst, M&A Advisory

Jack Stucky

Associate, M&A Advisory

Ian Lodge

Associate, M&A Advisory

Chertoff Capital Industry Insights

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