Ryan Hoffman

Principal, M&A Advisory

Mr. Hoffman serves as a Principal in The Chertoff Group’s Merchant Banking practice.

A career investment banker in the Defense Technology, Security, and Government Services industry, Mr. Hoffman has nearly 20  years of experience advising companies in merger and acquisition transactions.

With a passion for advising sellers, Mr. Hoffman’s experience spans private and public sale transactions, corporate divestitures, growth equity raises, and management buyouts. Since the mid-2000s, Mr. Hoffman has advised company owners, management teams, and boards of directors with market focuses that span nearly every facet of the Federal contracting market, including cybersecurity, intelligence, defense technology, homeland security, and Federal law enforcement.  

While Mr. Hoffman has experience representing clients that provide a wide range of capabilities and product offerings to their Federal Government customers, he specializes in advising fast growing, high-technology companies with capabilities and products spanning AI / ML, cybersecurity, software development, advanced engineering, and C5ISR solutions, among others.

During his career, Mr. Hoffman has represented companies ranging in size from $10 million to over $300 million and has advised on over 100 transactions aggregating more than $3.0 billion in total value. Mr. Hoffman has advised on and closed transactions with many of the leading firms in the industry, including The Boeing Company, BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI International, ManTech International, Motorola Solutions, Raytheon Company, and QinetiQ, as well as leading private equity groups including Arlington Capital Partners, DC Capital Partners, GTCR, Sagewind Capital, and Veritas Capital.

Mr. Hoffman is also actively involved in The Chertoff Group’s private equity investments, having supported the Firm’s investments across the MC2 portfolio.

Prior to joining The Chertoff Group, Mr. Hoffman was an investment banker at BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group.

Engagement Highlights

  • Advised Illuminate, a portfolio company of RLH Equity Partners, in its divestiture of Cyberspace Solutions to Godspeed Capital.
  • Advised teKnoluxion Consulting in its sale to Bridge Core Federal, a portfolio company of NewSpring Holdings.
  • Advised Precise Systems in its sale to Bluestone Investment Partners.
  • Advised Valkyrie Enterprises in its sale to DC Capital Partners.
  • Advised Griffon Corporation in its divestiture of Systems Engineering Group to QuantiTech, a portfolio company of Sagewind Capital.
  • Advised Skyris in its sale to ASGN Incorporated.
  • Advised Delta Risk in its sale to Motorola Solutions.
  • Advised Excivity in its sale to AEgis Technologies, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners.
  • Advised Next Century Corporation in its sale to CACI International.


  • FINRA Series 7
  • FINRA Series 66


  • B.A., James Madison University, with a double major in Finance and Economics

Area of Expertise

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity Investments
  • Government Services and Defense Technology
  • Cybersecurity

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