Serving U.S. and international private industry clients in
the national security and government markets.
Gavin Long is a Managing Director at Civitas Group, where he focuses on engagements in the firm’s M&A support and investment due diligence practice. Prior to joining Civitas Group, Mr. Long was the Head of M&A and Strategy for BAE’s Global Security Initiative, working across operating groups and business areas to bring solidarity to the strategy and identify platform and bolt-on acquisition targets for the broader enterprise. In addition, Mr. Long led the market analyses and strategy efforts for the U.S. businesses for the North American, Saudi Arabian, and Indian security markets.
Prior to BAE, Mr. Long was with Imperial Capital, a New York and Los Angeles-based, full service investment bank. He joined Imperial Capital via the acquisition of USBX, a Security market-focused M&A boutique backed by the Carlyle Group. With USBX, Mr. Long gained a reputation of functioning as an M&A strategist, consolidating sectors of interest, particularly in the security market. He helped author the M&A strategies for several notable private equity groups, resulting in exits to the public markets and to larger, strategic acquirers. Mr. Long has also worked extensively in the Identity Solutions marketplace and has assisted in creating a new category for the Security market, Integrated Security Information Management.
Prior to USBX, Mr. Long worked in the Technology M&A practice of Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance. He has conducted post-graduate studies in philosophy and linguistics at Duke University.