Q&A: Perspectives on Government & Security Sector Investments

October 8, 2013

Following the expansion of LLR’s Security, Defense & Government Services practice and the opening of a Washington D.C. office, Global Security Finance interviewed Jason Rigoli for his perspective on investing in these sectors.

His key points included: – Highly differentiated cyber security services will remain attractive, part of the reason we chose to invest in Cigital, a software security firm.

– Trends in digitization of physical security are attracting a rising number of deals, especially when they involve analytics, cloud access control and cyber.

– Private equity firms with niche expertise in government services play an important role in providing growth equity and sales/marketing assistance to the businesses being spun-off larger organizations serving the government sector.

– Despite double digit growth in cyber security, the industry is still in a very early stage. Valuations and buyer appetites are healthy, and the government has deemed it mission critical, helping drive innovation and a growing number of cyber companies near Washington, D.C.

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