2nd Homeland Security Finance Forum - March 29, 2011
Global Security pipeline™, a division of VB/Research, Expands dedicated homeland security finance-focused event
July 1, 2010 - Global Security pipeline™, a division of VB/Research, is delighted to announce the launch of the 2nd Annual Homeland Security Finance Forum (“HSFF 2011”) in Washington DC on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. The event will be held at 1777 F Street NW, located one block from the White House in downtown Washington.
Sponsored by leading firms including Arent Fox, Williams Mullen and Focus Capital Group, HSFF 2011 provides a unique opportunity for high-growth companies in the homeland security market seeking capital, contemplating acquisition/recapitalization, or other forms of transaction, to present their business strategies to institutional investors and advisors active in this sector.
All presenting companies are pre-vetted by Global Security pipeline™ to ensure they meet the event’s strict entry criteria. In addition to company presentations, the event includes panels hosted by industry experts covering the following topics: State of the Market, Government Contracting and M&A. Additional panel topics may be added at a later date.
HSFF 2011 confirmed speakers include Thomas A. Cellucci, PhD, MBA, Chief Commercialization Officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, Anthony H. Anikeeff, Partner at Williams Mullen, Douglas Lloyd CEO and Founder of VB/Research and Carter Strong Partner at Arent Fox.
"Specializing in Homeland and IT security and defense, Global Security pipeline™ provides critical data and research tools to companies, investors, advisers and governments active in the security and defense markets. This data and research is integral to our clients’ business development strategies, investment plans and wider strategic goals,” commented Douglas Lloyd, Founder & CEO of Global Security pipeline™. “It is because of our expertise in this sector that our global community of investors, companies and advisers looked to us to produce an independent transaction-focused forum to bring different parties together in the fragmented homeland security sector. To address this clear market need, we founded the Homeland Security Finance Forum in 2010, a highly targeted and focused event where pre-validated companies, carefully vetted attendees and industry leading panelists network — this is what makes the HSFF unique.”
HSFF 2011 builds on the tremendous success of the inaugural event in March 2010. Brett Odom (CFO, Airborne Tactical Advantage Company), a presenting company at HSFF 2010, commented: “this was a very intimate, well-organized event, and we enjoyed the opportunity to connect with a wide variety of potential capital partners focused on the homeland security space. It was well worth the investment.” “Outstanding! We have more serious funding opportunities from this one event than all other efforts combined,” added Adam Lilien, Partner at SentryLight, another HSFF 2010 presenting company. Scott Meyers, COO of V.C.O.R.E. Solutions agreed: “I have been to a number of finance conferences but the HSFF was the only one that brought together Industry and the investment community that is strictly focused on the Homeland Security marketplace, and this has led to several possible investment opportunities for us.”
Non-US based companies are also encouraged to present. Pierre Charron, CEO of R. Nicholls, based in Quebec, Canada presented at HSFF 2010 and noted: “extremely worthwhile one-day event with excellent presentations and high-quality attendees. A small investment relative to the excellent networking opportunities.”
For more information on sponsoring or presenting at the Homeland Security Finance Forum 2011, please contact Rashmi Nelson.
About Global Security pipeline™
Founded in 2005, Global Security pipeline™ is a division of global media company VB/Research. Global Security pipeline™ provides dedicated transaction data, deal and sector intelligence and research covering the Security (IT & Homeland) and Defense sector worldwide. Unlike any other service of its type, Global Security pipeline™ identifies forward-looking deal and sector business news combined with proprietary deal data on investor and their investments, M&A and the public capital markets. Our team of analysts also delivers market and industry surveys, customized research and analytics to support our members’ strategic business decisions.