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M&A/Corporate Strategy for Federal Contractors

Principal Consultant

Charles H. Chappell, President of Caliber Consulting LLC, is an M&A, strategy and corporate finance consultant with over 25 years of experience in the federal contracting industry.

At Caliber Consulting, Mr. Chappell has completed two dozen M&A, strategy and finance projects for a wide variety of clients, ranging from a high-technology startup to the $750 million division of a multibillion-dollar, publicly traded company.  Most of these assignments involved acquisition sourcing, evaluation/screening, due diligence, structuring, valuation, negotiation and integration; development of corporate and acquisition strategies; long-range financial projections for acquisition programs; and development of acquisition programs.

Before he launched Caliber Consulting, Mr. Chappell worked in a corporate development capacity for six years at ICF International, a $700 million U.S. management/policy consultancy, where he served as Vice President/Corporate Strategy, leading the firm’s M&A program, managing a strategy project to grow the firm’s organically generated revenue, and developing financing for acquisitions and internal growth initiatives.

Mr. Chappell was instrumental in several strategic transactions at ICF International, including the $71 million leveraged recapitalization of the firm by a private equity group; the acquisition of two businesses ($60 million in aggregate revenue) from Arthur D. Little, Inc.; and the divestiture of businesses related to federal financial management and energy market economics. Prior to his corporate development work, Mr. Chappell developed, won, and led engagements with ICF International's clients.

Before he joined ICF International, Mr. Chappell served as a legislative aide to a U.S. Congressman on environmental, small business, and other issues, analyzing policy proposals, building coalitions to support pending legislation and writing speeches.

Mr. Chappell holds an M.B.A. with Honors (Palmer Scholar) from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in Environmental Studies from Hamilton College. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, the Professional Services Council, the National Defense Industrial Association and the Association of the United States Army.