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Venable's reputation as the go-to M&A firm for mid-cap federal contracting companies was reinforced when five client deals were ranked among 2007’s 10 “Big Impact” deals (or groups of deals) in the February 25 issue of Washington Technology.

The deals among the top 10 in which Venable played a role include :

The $250 million acquisition of QSS Group, Inc. by Perot Systems Corporation

The $195 million acquisition of SRS Technologies, Inc. by ManTech International Corp. and $76.5 million acquisition of McDonald Bradley, Inc. by ManTech

The $78 million sale of Advanced Concepts, Inc. to L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc.

The $18 million sale of Potomac Management Group, Inc. to ATS Corporation

In addition to the inclusion of four Venable clients in the top 10 deals, 12 of the deals Venable closed during 2007 were included among the publication’s top 100 deals for the year. During 2007, Venable closed transactions in the federal contracting space with a total value of $1 billion.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Wallace Christner, James Dvorak, Elizabeth Hughes and Joe Schmelter; associates Monica Grande, Bjorn Hall and Emily Murphy

Government Contracts: partners Scott Hommer and William Walsh, Jr.; associates Keir Bancroft and Peter Riesen

Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation: partners Andrea O’Brien and John Wilhelm

Intellectual Property: partners Nora Garrote and A.J. Zottola

Tax: partners Brian O’Connor, Norman Lencz and associate Brian Masterson