Cadmus, a leading provider of technical and strategic expertise to governments, energy utilities, and private sector companies worldwide, announces two new hires as the firm expands its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team. Cadmus has a successful track record of acquiring and integrating exceptional firms that strengthen our ability to serve our clients and bolster our market position. With the addition of a new Vice President of M&A, Robert Cherry, and M&A Associate, Aidan Barrett, Cadmus deepens its corporate development team and accelerates its efforts to join forces with talented people and organizations to meet its clients’ evolving needs.
Robert (Bob) Cherry will help lead all aspects of Cadmus’ M&A and strategic transactions activities, from front-end identification and assessment of complementary and strategic companies to deal execution, including transaction planning, leading due diligence, valuations, structuring, and negotiations. Prior to joining Cadmus in 2022, Cherry was head of corporate development for API Technologies, a private equity-backed defense electronics firm. Cherry was also the senior director of corporate M&A for Northrop Grumman, leading their M&A activities, as well as equity investments. He was previously an investment banker originating and executing a wide variety of transactions in Tech, A&D, Engineering Services, and CleanTech.
“M&A is a catalyst. Cadmus is a remarkable platform with an important mission and an ambitious vision to do even more extraordinary things,” said Cherry. “I look forward to collaborating with the firm’s corporate development team and its deep bench of cross-functional experts to find, develop, and partner with other high-end companies to create an even stronger firm to continue to deliver for our clients in the future.”
Aidan Barrett will support the sourcing, evaluation, diligence, and execution of acquisitions across our global organization. Prior to joining Cadmus, Barrett was a consultant at Riveron, where he advised CFOs, private equity firms, and controllers on acquisition-related activities such as financial models, opening balance sheets, net working capital adjustments, and purchase accounting in various industries and company sizes. He also worked as an auditor at KPMG, executing audits of public company divestitures and government agencies.
“With Bob’s expansive experience in the M&A space and Aidan’s exceptional capabilities, Cadmus reinforces its market presence as a preferred acquirer,” said President and CEO Ian Kline. “Their contributions will accelerate the firm’s growth and expand our ability to deliver exceptional support to our clients.”… Read the full press release here.