Civitas Group llc Expands M&A Advisory Services with Addition of Brett Lambert

Dec. 2, 2008

WASHINGTON , Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Civitas Group llc, a strategic advisory and investment firm serving the homeland and national security markets, is pleased to announce that Brett Lambert has joined the firm as Managing Director. Lambert brings deep expertise in mergers and acquisitions within the intelligence and defense sectors, expanding the team's advisory capabilities in this field.

"Brett's first-hand experience working on deals in the defense and intelligence industries combined with his knowledge of the political and business landscape make him a major asset to the Civitas Group team," said David Howe , Civitas Group CEO. "Our clients will benefit immensely from his talent."

Lambert comes to Civitas Group from DFI International, where he led the company's work with first-tier defense companies, financial institutions, and private equity firms providing strategy and M&A advisory services. During his 17 years with DFI, he was engaged in over 100 acquisitions, international joint ventures, offset arrangements, and foreign equity investments representing a wide variety of both buyers and sellers. As a co-owner of the firm, Lambert assisted in selling DFI to Detica Group PLC, a UK-based firm, in 2007. He has worked on both the buy and sell side for deals as small as $1 million to as much as $26 billion -- all taking advantage of his unique knowledge of the national security industry and those who invest in it.

With the Civitas Group team, he leverages its specialized background in technology assessments, strategic planning, and market analyses to ensure successful ventures for its clients. Civitas Group provides M&A advisory services including due diligence, target identification and qualification, and sell- and buy-side advisory services.

About Civitas Group llc:

Civitas Group llc is a strategic advisory and investment firm serving the homeland and national security markets. Civitas' advisory clients include top-tier government technology integrators, leading security services providers, global technology companies, early-stage companies with promising technologies, governments, and private investment firms. The firm has helped numerous companies and technology providers with their strategic approach to the security market. In addition to assisting corporate clients, Civitas Group provides advice and assistance in the development of government agency plans, policies and programs and is a trusted advisor to senior-level U.S. policy makers. Civitas Group also makes direct venture investments in early-stage technology and services companies in the homeland and national security sectors. The firm's Managing and Advisory Boards are comprised of leading figures on the homeland and national security and finance sectors. More information can be found at

Contact: Penrose Albright 202-530-4753

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