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KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises The Goal, Inc. on its sale to Motion Recruitment Partners, a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co.

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises The Goal, Inc. on its sale to Motion Recruitment Partners, a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co.

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of its client, The Goal, Inc. (“The Goal” or the “Company”) to Motion Recruitment Partners, LLC (“Motion”), a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co.

Headquartered in Reston, VA, The Goal is a leading technology talent and consulting provider that specializes in in-demand IT modernization capabilities for marquee clients in the public and private sector.

Leveraging its differentiated business model and strategic teaming partner approach, The Goal has been able to attract and retain scarce, highly-skilled technologists in the areas of application development, cloud enablement and DevOps, cybersecurity, and data management in support of long-term government contracts, commercial engagements, and other complex IT modernization programs. As an embedded partner and teammate, The Goal is well-positioned to expand its footprint within several high-growth, existing clients and capture significant new business opportunities with emerging clients in need of scalable talent solutions for complex IT modernization programs.

The acquisition adds The Goal’s expansive Federal IT consulting business to Motion Recruitment Partners’ existing company portfolio.

We believe this transaction demonstrates several key trends in the Federal and commercial technology talent and consulting market:

  • Significant market demand for highly skilled employees and in-demand capabilities focused on technology, application, infrastructure, and operation modernization creates highly attractive acquisition opportunities;
  • Buyers continue to place significant value on firms with key Federal market presence, entrenched customer relationships, and long-term contractual engagements to augment existing client portfolio, scale, and accelerate growth; and
  • Private equity continues to deploy capital in the technology talent and consulting market, building differentiated middle market platforms through buy and build strategies

About KippsDeSanto & Co. KippsDeSanto & Co. is an investment banking firm focused on serving growth-oriented Aerospace / Defense, Government Services and Technology companies. We are focused on delivering exceptional M&A and Financing transaction results to our clients via leveraging our scale, creativity, and industry experience.  We help market leaders realize their full strategic value.  Having advised on over 100 industry transactions, KippsDeSanto is recognized for our analytical rigor, market insight, and broad industry relationships.  There’s no substitute for experience.  For more information, visit

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Press Release

Motion Recruitment Partners Expands Portfolio into Federal Tech Consulting with Acquisition of The Goal

BOSTON, March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Motion Recruitment Partners LLC (parent company to North American IT Staffing & Managed Solutions provider Motion Recruitment and Global Recruitment Process Outsourcing – RPO and Managed Services Programs – MSP provider Sevenstep) announced today that it has acquired The Goal, a nationwide leader in Technology Consulting and valued Teaming Partner to Federal clientele within the Healthcare, Civilian, and Defense sectors.

The Goal brings an additional and highly complementary set of talent solutions to the MRP portfolio of companies and will continue to operate with their current brand, leadership, staff, and structures. With this new partnership and in-house expertise, the Motion Recruitment business looks to further grow its own IT Managed Solutions consultative practice within the Commercial sector and Sevenstep will be increasing its focus on identifying RPO and MSP opportunities in the Federal space.

“The Goal’s leadership team has an incredible reputation and has built a truly impressive business. They will be taking us on an exciting new journey into Tech Consulting within the massive Federal marketplace,” said Beth Gilfeather, CEO of Motion Recruitment Partners, LLC. “With a strong focus on tech talent markets such as SAAS, Cloud, Cybersecurity, and Digital Transformation, The Goal is well positioned for the future as we see significant growth in all of these areas.”

“The timing could not have been better. The Goal is in a heavy growth phase with several new large-scale wins and the inevitability of the marketplace surge this year. We feel we have the exact right partner to help us scale in Motion with their extensive and proven organic growth story,” said Mark Simons, CEO & Founder of The Goal. “Most importantly we wanted a cultural match, and we are pleased to have found the Motion team, which shares our core values and beliefs.”

About Motion Recruitment Partners
Established in 1989, Motion Recruitment Partners LLC is parent company to a group of leading global talent solution providers. Motion Recruitment provides IT Staffing & Managed Solutions across North America for Contract and Direct Hire needs as well as organizes the ‘Tech in Motion’ tech networking and award series. Sevenstep provides Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Managed Service Provider (MSP), Talent Data Analytics, and Employment Branding solutions to large scale employers across the globe.

About The Goal
Established in 2002, The Goal is a North American leader in Tech Consulting and IT Teaming Partnerships within the Healthcare, Civilian, and Defense sectors of the Federal marketplace. Specializing in complex mission-critical projects, The Goal’s demonstrated areas of expertise include: SAAS, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, and IT Modernization.

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