“The McLean Group’s expert knowledge about our industry was invaluable and I was very impressed by the firm’s ability to help us realize and achieve our maximum value. Cameron Hamilton’s professionalism throughout the entire transaction was critical to helping this deal close and I am especially pleased with the end results. ”

-- Beatriz C. Casals
Casals & Associates

GMAAG Firm Member, The McLean Group LLC, Advises Top International Communications Firm in Sale to Global Government Services ProviderDate: 01-26-2010

The McLean Group is pleased to announce that it was the exclusive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisor to Casals & Associates, Inc in its sale of 100% stock to DynCorp International (NYSE: DCP).

Casals will be integrated within DynCorp International’s Global Stabilization and Development Solutions division. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The acquisition brings together the complementary skills, experience and capacity of Casals and DynCorp International to strengthen the strategic expansion of DynCorp International into the international development field. Together they offer a best in class combination of competencies to provide services supporting U.S. defense, diplomacy and international development initiatives and objectives.

Casals, a private company headquartered in Alexandria, Va., helps to achieve U.S. foreign policy and international development priorities by assisting in the development of stable and democratic governments, implementing anti-corruption initiatives, and aiding the growth of democratic public and civil institutions. With over two decades of experience supporting U.S. Agency for International Development and international organization initiatives and programs, Casals has developed significant expertise in the areas of democracy and governance, conflict management and recovery, rule of law and access to justice, strengthening civil society, and public outreach.

“This acquisition addresses our goal of creating value through continued growth and business diversification, and furthers our alignment with the Obama Administration’s emphasis on the application of ’smart power’ to global challenges. We support defense, diplomacy, and development initiatives around the globe,” said DynCorp International President and CEO William L. Ballhaus. “Adding Casals’ talent and well-deserved reputation for excellence in building the rule of law, supporting democratic governance and fighting corruption will expand the breadth of our services offerings in international development.”

"We are extremely pleased to join the DynCorp International team. Their tremendous depth of experience and track record in logistics, law enforcement training and mentoring, and global contingency operations in environments such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Liberia, Haiti and Somalia is a strong multiplier for our own expertise in meeting challenges in anti-corruption, rule of law, and democratic governance initiatives,” said Beatriz C. Casals, President of Casals & Associates.

Casals & Associates Inc. is an international development and strategic communications firm delivering groundbreaking solutions to social, institutional, and political challenges. Founded in 1986 by Beatriz Casals, the firm works globally addressing democracy and governance, transparency and accountability, rule of law and justice, conflict management and recovery, and other urgent issues facing societies today. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., Casals has worked in more than 50 countries and currently maintains offices on four continents.

DynCorp International LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DynCorp International Inc., is a global government services provider in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives, delivering support solutions for defense, diplomacy, and international development. DI operates major programs in logistics, platform support, contingency operations, and training and mentoring to reinforce security, community stability, and the rule of law. DynCorp International is headquartered in Falls Church, Va.

Contact details:

Please contact the following GMAAG member if you are interested receiving further information on this transaction:

Cameron Hamilton
Partner and Senior Managing Director
The Mclean Group LLC