Anybody that has done deals involving government contracting and/or SBA 8(a) certified companies (such as SDVOSB or Woman-owned) I would really appreciate your insight.

For companies with Federal Clients that deal with sensitive information you usually need a government clearance before you can take them on as a client; would it be possible to transfer over that clearance during the acquisition? such as when doing a stock purchase & the clearance stays with the legal entity? or it dependent on who the actual owner is?

Also I haven't seen private equity or any other investment firms going after SDVOSB or Woman-owned;
are these types of businesses worth buying if you're not able to maintain the certification? I constantly come across them & would like to know if it's an opportunity worth pursuing; and if you can actually do a roll-up with these types of businesses?