KippsDeSanto & Co. advises BlueWater Federal Solutions, Inc., on its sale to Tetra Tech, Inc.

KippsDeSanto & Co. advises BlueWater Federal Solutions, Inc., on its sale to Tetra Tech, Inc.

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of its client, BlueWater Federal Solutions, Inc. (“BlueWater” or the “Company”) to Tetra Tech, Inc. (“Tetra Tech”).

Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, BlueWater provides cybersecurity, information technology, systems / network engineering, and program management services to numerous agencies throughout the Federal Government, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Energy, and Department of Defense.

BlueWater provides these clients with a variety of high-end IT and mission-oriented services, systems, and solutions that are essential to these agencies’ operations. Over the past decade, the Company’s leadership team and workforce of highly skilled / certified employees have led BlueWater to achieve considerable growth. This growth has been supported by the Company’s ability to understand and address mission challenges while continuing to leverage its technical expertise as a means of expanding its customer footprint.

BlueWater provides Tetra Tech with significant past performance throughout the Federal Government, and is expected to drive continued success by way of leveraging Tetra Tech’s expansive portfolio of contract vehicles and customer reach. BlueWater represents Tetra Tech’s second acquisition of 2020.

We believe this transaction demonstrates several key trends in the government technology M&A market:

  • Acquisition priority for companies with high-end technology and analytics capabilities, in addition to well funded DoD-oriented footprint
  • Buyers – public company and private equity firms alike – continue to deploy capital via M&A for well-positioned companies, notwithstanding COVID-19 and broader market turbulence
  • Strong company fundamentals in terms of prime contracts, scale, performance, and a track-record of growth drive M&A interest and value

 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 www.kippsdesanto.com.

Investment Banking products and services are offered through KippsDeSanto & Co., a non-bank subsidiary of Capital One, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation, and a member of FINRA and SIPC. Products and services are Not FDIC insured, Not Bank Guaranteed, May Lose Value, Not a Deposit, and Not Insured by Any Federal Government Agency.

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Tetra Tech Acquires BlueWater Federal Solutions to Broaden High-End Technology Service Offerings

09/29/2020

“Our ability to integrate high-end technology and analytics in the delivery of customized water, environment, and sustainable infrastructure solutions is a key differentiator for Tetra Tech in the marketplace today,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech Chairman and CEO. “The addition of BlueWater builds on our strategy to grow our advanced analytics business with expanded capabilities in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity solutions, and mission-essential services for our U.S. federal customers.”

Brian Nault, BlueWater President, said, “Our team is thrilled to join Tetra Tech and work together to expand our capabilities and solutions that solve our clients’ most complex problems. By joining with Tetra Tech, BlueWater creates tremendous opportunities for our employees, expands our reach in the federal market through access to key contract vehicles, and increases the technical capacity and access to resources needed for us to deliver on our customers’ new and changing requirements.”

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. BlueWater is joining Tetra Tech’s Government Services Group.

About BlueWater Federal Solutions, Inc.

BlueWater is a leading mission support services provider of Enterprise IT solutions, cybersecurity, engineering, global command and control, and applications development. BlueWater, based in Chantilly, Virginia delivers full lifecycle solutions and modernization for U.S. federal agencies, including the Department of Defense and Intelligence.

About Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With 20,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. For more information about Tetra Tech, please visit tetratech.com, follow us on Twitter (@TetraTech), or like us on Facebook.

Any statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements made in this release represent management’s best judgment as to what may occur in the future. However, Tetra Tech’s actual outcome and results are not guaranteed and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions (“Future Factors”), and may differ materially from what is expressed. For a description of Future Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements, see the discussion under the section “Risk Factors” included in the Company’s Form 10-K and 10-Q filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Irving Burton Associates on its sale to DLH Corp

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Irving Burton Associates on its sale to DLH Corp

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Irving Burton Associates (“IBA” or the “Company”), to DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: DLHC) (“DLH”).
Founded in 1979 and based in Falls Church, VA, IBA is a leading provider of innovative healthcare research, services and solutions to the Defense Health Agency (“DHA”), the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (“TATRC”) of the US Army’s Medical Research and Development Command (“USAMRDC”), and other health-focused agencies within the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”). IBA maintains a top-secret facility clearance, and its defense contracts provide for a range of health IT services including digital transformation, data analytics, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence (“AI”).

We believe this transaction illustrates various trends in the government technology M&A environment:

  • Strong strategic buyer interest in well-positioned, targets providing high priority support to health-related Federal customers
  • Demand for companies with embedded positions and long-term relationships on key programs within well-funded customers
  • Buyers continue to place emphasis on targets with larger, prime, full and open contracts

 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 www.kippsdesanto.com.

Investment Banking products and services are offered through KippsDeSanto & Co., a non-bank subsidiary of Capital One, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation, and a member of FINRA and SIPC. Products and services are Not FDIC insured, Not Bank Guaranteed, May Lose Value, Not a Deposit, and Not Insured by Any Federal Government Agency.

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DLH Acquires IBA to Bolster its DoD Health Technology Capabilities

Atlanta, Georgia – October 1, 2020

DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: DLHC) (“DLH” or the “Company”), a leading provider of innovative healthcare research, services and solutions to the federal government, today announced that it has acquired privately-held Irving Burton Associates, LLC (“IBA”) of Falls Church, Virginia. The firm, with approximately 115 employees, provides research, systems development, and other technology-enabled solutions to the Defense Health Agency (“DHA”), the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (“TATRC”) of the US Army’s Medical Research and Development Command (“USAMRDC”), and other agencies within the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”). IBA maintains a top-secret facility clearance, and its defense contracts provide for a range of health IT services including digital transformation, data analytics, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence (“AI”).

IBA was purchased for $32.0 million in cash, or $26.5 million net of transaction-related tax benefits worth approximately $5.5 million on a net present value basis. DLH estimates that IBA will contribute annualized revenue of approximately $25 million to the Company going forward, and the firm’s backlog was approximately $143 million at closing. IBA will be a wholly owned subsidiary of DLH Holdings Corp. and a part of DLH’s Mission Services & Solutions operating unit led by Helene Fisher (former US Army Signal Corps). IBA’s current president, Mary Dowdall, will remain with DLH in leadership of the IBA organization.

“IBA complements our capabilities and enhances our readiness profile for military and other agency business through research, analytics, and advancing technologies,” said Zachary Parker, DLH President & CEO. “For several decades IBA has leveraged its expertise in program management, research and engineering, and health data analytics to expand its business in support of agencies in the Military Health System (MHS). We are confident that IBA will strengthen our growth outlook and bring new opportunities in technology-enabled healthcare solutions. I am proud to have IBA join the DLH family of operations.”

“We believe that DLH is an ideal partner for IBA, from both a business and cultural perspective” added Mary Dowdall, President of Irving Burton Associates. “Our employees will appreciate and embrace the collective spirit, shared objectives, and expanding opportunities that our combined organization will bring. We look forward to aligning our mutual commitment and mission-driven focus to deliver technology-enabled services to federal government agencies.”

DLH financed the acquisition through an amendment to its existing secured credit facility. Borrowing availability was provided by debt prepayments facilitated by the Company’s ongoing cash generation. First National Bank of Pennsylvania acted as agent, and F.N.B. Capital Markets and M&T Bank acted as joint lead arrangers. The credit facility was comprised of a syndicated term loan of $70 million and revolving credit facility of $25 million. All bank members of the syndicated credit facility committed funding to their original loan amounts. Additional terms of the transaction and financing arrangements will be available in the Company’s SEC filings.

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advised QuantiTech LLC on its investment by Sagewind Capital LLC

KippsDeSanto & Co. advised QuantiTech LLC on its investment by Sagewind Capital LLC

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce that our client, QuantiTech LLC (“QuantiTech” or the “Company”) has received a strategic investment by Sagewind Capital LLC.

Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, QuantiTech has served as a leading provider of highly technical engineering and management support services for vital mission-critical programs for nearly 30 years, primarily for the Department of Defense (“DoD”).  The Company serves as a trusted partner for key defense agencies responsible for maintaining technological superiority and warfighter dominance through the delivery of detailed studies, risk analyses, internally developed tools and frameworks, and thought leadership to solve complex and continuously evolving mission requirements.  QuantiTech’s core capabilities are focused on systems engineering, cybersecurity, test and evaluation, and program management for innovative priority spending areas, including hypersonics, counter-unmanned aircraft systems, and human spaceflight for the Army, Air Force, NASA, and various other defense agencies.

The Company’s suite of advanced capabilities is supported by a highly talented team of engineers and subject matter experts who possess deep domain knowledge and diverse real-world experience across myriad engineering disciplines.  Dedication to protecting national security interests coupled with a focus on delivering exceptional customer satisfaction have translated into exceptional growth across the Company.  QuantiTech boasts the ability to integrate large programs, with the maturity and vision to support continued growth and performance.

We believe this transaction demonstrates several key trends in the defense and government technology M&A environment:

  • Strong demand for advanced, engineering solutions and subject matter expertise designed to solve complex challenges for large scale and mission-critical programs across well-funded DoD and national security customers
  • Buyer focus on strategic alignment with high-priority, forward-looking, and well-funded mission areas such as space, hypersonics, and unmanned aircraft systems
  • Financial sponsors continue to deploy capital and compete with strategics in the defense and government services markets for coveted assets with long-term contracts, robust backlog, experienced management teams, and strategic footprints in growing markets as new platforms in the market

 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 www.kippsdesanto.com.

Investment Banking products and services are offered through KippsDeSanto & Co., a non-bank subsidiary of Capital One, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation, and a member of FINRA and SIPC. Products and services are Not FDIC insured, Not Bank Guaranteed, May Lose Value, Not a Deposit, and Not Insured by Any Federal Government Agency.

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Sagewind Capital Invests in QuantiTech

NEW YORK, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sagewind Capital LLC (“Sagewind”), a New York-based private equity firm, announced today an investment in QuantiTech LLC (“QuantiTech” or “The Company”), a leading provider of highly technical engineering services to the Army, Air Force, NASA and various other key defense agencies. QuantiTech’s capabilities supporting hypersonics, counter unmanned aircraft systems and human spaceflight include systems engineering, cybersecurity, test & evaluation, and program management. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are very excited to partner with the QuantiTech team,” said Steven Lefkowitz, Managing Partner of Sagewind. “QuantiTech’s founder, Sheila Brown, and Chairman, Randy Cash, have built a reputation for excellence and established the Company as an essential partner for our nation’s defense community. QuantiTech has highly educated and talented personnel who are passionate about missions critical to our national security. We are very impressed with the business the QuantiTech team has built and look forward to supporting them as they execute on their growth strategies.”

The management team of QuantiTech will continue with the company and will retain a significant equity ownership.

Darryl Wortman, President and CEO of QuantiTech said, “Sagewind is an ideal partner for us that has a strong track record of supporting government services companies. They have backed many management teams to help grow their businesses through acquisitions and other growth initiatives, which is exactly what we need as we strive to better support our customers’ critical missions by providing a broader set of capabilities.”

Mr. Cash, the former CEO of QuantiTech and a former Vice President in various roles at SAIC, will continue as Chairman of the Board of Directors. As part of the transaction, industry veterans Deborah Dunie, Dr. Paul G. Kaminski and General Paul Kern, US Army (Ret) will join the QuantiTech Board of Directors. Ms. Dunie brings over 30 years of senior level business experience in government services, most recently as the former CTO of CACI and a former Director of SAIC. Dr. Kaminski served as the Undersecretary of Defense for acquisition and technology from 1994 to 1997, has chaired and served on several company and government advisory boards, and was twice Chairman of the Defense Science Board, of which he is still a member. General Kern retired after almost 38 years with the US Army as the Commanding General of the Army Materiel Command and is currently a member of the Defense Science Board and a Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP acted as Sagewind’s legal counsel. Maynard Cooper & Gale served as legal counsel to QuantiTech. KippsDeSanto acted as the exclusive financial advisor to QuantiTech.

About QuantiTech LLC

QuantiTech is a leading provider of highly technical engineering and management support services for the federal government, based in Huntsville, AL. It serves mission critical programs, primarily to key defense agencies responsible for maintaining technological superiority and warfighter dominance. QuantiTech’s capabilities are focused on systems engineering, cybersecurity, test & evaluation and program management for key defense end-markets such as hypersonics, counter unmanned aircraft systems and human spaceflight for the Army, Air Force, NASA and various other defense agencies.

About Sagewind Capital LLC

Sagewind Capital LLC is a New York-based middle-market private equity firm. Sagewind seeks to partner with exceptional management teams and focuses on significant capital appreciation by helping businesses grow organically and through strategic acquisitions. Since inception, Sagewind has made eight investments across several industries, including government services, aerospace & defense, software, information technology, healthcare and business services. The firm is focused on long-term capital appreciation and has the flexibility to own businesses for extended periods. For more information please visit www.sagewindcapital.com.

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Enterprise Information Services, LLC on its sale to Cognosante, LLC

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Enterprise Information Services, LLC on its sale to Cognosante, LLC

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Enterprise Information Services, LLC (“EIS” or the “Company”), to Cognosante, LLC (“Cognosante”).

Founded in 1994 and based in Vienna, VA, EIS provides cybersecurity, biometrics, application development, cloud migration, and other IT services to various U.S. Federal Defense, Intelligence, and Civilian government agencies.

In addition to its in-demand services offering, EIS has amassed prime positions on numerous high-profile full-and-open contract vehicles, including Alliant II, Army RS3, and ITES-3S.

We believe this transaction illustrates various trends in the government technology M&A environment:

  • Despite COVID-19 related market impacts, M&A deals continue to transpire between well positioned buyers and sellers
  • Full and open, prime contract positions, particularly on Best-in-Class and other in-demand vehicles, such as Alliant II, RS3, and ITES-3S, remain strong M&A drivers
  • Buyers continue to place importance on targets with prime, full and open contracts and embedded positioning within well-funded Defense and Intelligence customers

 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 www.kippsdesanto.com.

Investment Banking products and services are offered through KippsDeSanto & Co., a non-bank subsidiary of Capital One, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation, and a member of FINRA and SIPC. Products and services are Not FDIC insured, Not Bank Guaranteed, May Lose Value, Not a Deposit, and Not Insured by Any Federal Government Agency.

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EIS is Now a Cognosante Company

Vienna, VA – May 18, 2020

Enterprise Information Services, LLC (EIS), an IT solutions company, today announced that it has been acquired by Cognosante.

Since 1994, EIS has provided cybersecurity, biometrics, application development, cloud migration, IT operations, network engineering and program management support to a host of federal government agencies including Defense, the Intelligence Community, Homeland Security, Energy, Commerce, Labor, State, and the United States Postal Service.

“This is an exciting time for both EIS and Cognosante. We are proud of the company and reputation we have built since 1994 and Cognosante is the ideal company to propel EIS to the next level. We share the same commitment in continuing to provide the high-quality customer experience to our clients and an engaging culture for our talented employees,” said Vinod Goyal, President of EIS.

“EIS is a highly respected, well-positioned business providing comprehensive, technology services to its customers.  The addition of EIS is part of Cognosante’s growth strategy that will continue to bring new and enhanced capabilities to our existing customers while entering new customer segments,” said Michele Kang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cognosante.

Effective immediately, EIS becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Cognosante. EIS founder and CEO, Vinod Goyal will report directly to Cognosante CEO, Michele Kang. To ensure minimal disruption to customers and employees, the EIS name will remain and all EIS leadership will continue to lead daily operations. KippsDeSanto acted as the exclusive financial advisor to EIS as part of this transaction.

 

KippsDeSanto & Co. advises InCadence Strategic Solutions on its sale to Xator Corporation

KippsDeSanto & Co. advises InCadence Strategic Solutions on its sale to Xator Corporation

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of its client, InCadence Strategic Solutions (“InCadence” or the “Company”), to Xator Corporation (“Xator”).

Established in 2009 and headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, InCadence provides customers with cutting-edge biometrics / identity management, intelligence operations, information management / data solutions, and tactical communications products, tools, and technology enabled solutions.  The Company’s customer base spans across various military, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies supporting state-of-the-art platforms, robust information exchange systems, engineering, and subject matter expertise for numerous mission needs.

This transaction reinforces Xator’s position as a customer-first organization with a proven record of exceptional performance in providing C4ISR, national security, and intelligence solutions to its U.S. Government partners.

We believe this transaction highlights several key trends in the current government services M&A market:

  • Despite market turbulence, M&A deals are still being completed between experienced industry buyers and well-positioned, highly coveted targets;
  • Heightened demand exists for firms with highly differentiated solutions that leverage unique proprietary tools and technologies; and
  • Buyers placing significant importance on targets with deep and tenured past performance across sought after and well-funded DoD, intelligence, and law enforcement customers

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 www.kippsdesanto.com.

Investment Banking products and services are offered through KippsDeSanto & Co., a non-bank subsidiary of Capital One, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation, and a member of FINRA and SIPC. Products and services are Not FDIC insured, Not Bank Guaranteed, May Lose Value, Not a Deposit, and Not Insured by Any Federal Government Agency.

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Xator Corporation Acquires InCadence Strategic Solutions

April 30, 2020 – Today, Xator Corporation has completed its acquisition of InCadence Strategic Solutions Corp, a Northern Virginia-based provider of cutting-edge technical products, intelligence support, and high-end engineering services to government and commercial clients. Founded in 2009, InCadence is a leader in biometrics and identity management, big data solutions, tactical communications, and operational intelligence.

“InCadence’s proven ability to leverage its deep domain experience, differentiated by its software and hardware, into customer-focused solutions will catalyze growth opportunities when joined with Xator,” said David Scott, Xator’s CEO. “Xator’s acquisition of InCadence represents a very exciting combination of technical expertise and intellectual property, which will continue to serve our complementary client sets for years to come.”

“InCadence is thrilled to be joining the Xator family,” said Sandy Corbett, Chairman and CEO of InCadence. “As I have come to know David Scott and Xator, it is clear that our strong cultural fit, complementary capabilities, and client focus will result in a compelling value proposition for our employees, customers and partners alike. I look forward to seeing the tremendous growth and innovation opportunities that lie ahead for our combined entity!”

This transaction reinforces Xator’s position as a leading provider of C4ISR, national security, and intelligence solutions to its U.S. Government partners.

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises TeraThink on its Sale to CGI, Inc

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises TeraThink on its Sale to CGI, Inc 

 KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of its client, TeraThink Corporation  (“TeraThink” or the “Company”), to CGI, Inc. (“CGI”).

Headquartered in Reston, VA, TeraThink is a purpose-built digital transformation, ERP implementation, and technology solutions provider specializing in automation, agile development, enterprise application technologies, data analytics, optimization, and cloud computing.  TeraThink delivers digital transformations by modernizing and integrating mainstream IT and deploying digital solutions at scale to produce better business outcomes for federal civilian, national security, and defense customers. The Company merged with Dominion Consulting in November 2017.

This acquisition strengthens CGI Federal’s position as an end-to-end enterprise application services provider with the additional management consulting and digital transformation capabilities that TeraThink brings to the table.

We believe this acquisition demonstrates several key trends in the government services market:

  • Strong demand for technology-driven, next-generation IT service companies;
  • Importance of a full and open contract profile with visible backlog;
  • Focus on high-growth businesses with proven scale, relevant past performance, and sustainable, recurring revenue and profitability; and
  • Significant value attributed to deeply-embedded customer relationships and market know-how

 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 www.kippsdesanto.com.

Investment Banking products and services are offered through KippsDeSanto & Co., a non-bank subsidiary of Capital One, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation, and a member of FINRA and SIPC. Products and services are Not FDIC insured, Not Bank Guaranteed, May Lose Value, Not a Deposit, and Not Insured by Any Federal Government Agency.

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CGI to Acquire TeraThink
Expands end-to-end enterprise application services for federal clients.

March 25, 2020

Fairfax, Virginia – CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announced its intent to acquire TeraThink, a leading information technology and management consulting firm providing digitization, enterprise finance,  risk management, and data analytics services to the U.S. federal government. The two companies signed an agreement to proceed with the transaction, which is expected to close by the end of March.

This merger will strengthen CGI Federal’s consulting expertise, and expand its enterprise application development and management services. Combining TeraThink’s agile enablement, application development, and data analytics capabilities with CGI’s Federal’s breadth of IT services will enhance offerings available to federal agencies. This merger will significantly increase the scale of enterprise applications support CGI Federal provides to all three branches of government.

“TeraThink and its approximately 250 professionals have made significant contributions for their federal government clients,” said George D. Schindler, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Through combined portfolios, we strengthen our capabilities and broaden our offerings to meet the growing digitization needs of federal agencies.”

“TeraThink and CGI Federal share a culture of delivering quality services, addressing evolving needs in partnership with our clients, and maintaining a track record of high client satisfaction and longevity,” said Tim Hurlebaus, President CGI Federal. “We look forward to welcoming the TeraThink members to the CGI team.”

About CGI Federal

CGI Federal Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Inc., dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, healthcare and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 77,500 consultants and other professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With Fiscal 2019 reported revenue of C$12.1 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at www.cgi.com.

Forward-looking information and statements

This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other applicable United States safe harbors. All such forward-looking information and statements are made and disclosed in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of applicable Canadian and United States securities laws. Forward-looking information and statements include all information and statements regarding CGI’s intentions, plans, expectations, beliefs, objectives, future performance, and strategy, as well as any other information or statements that relate to future events or circumstances and which do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts. Forward-looking information and statements often but not always use words such as “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “foresee”, “plan”, “predict”, “project”, “aim”, “seek”, “strive”, “potential”, “continue”, “target”, “may”, “might”, “could”, “should”, and similar expressions and variations thereof. These information and statements are based on our perception of historic trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other assumptions, both general and specific, that we believe are appropriate in the circumstances. Such information and statements are, however, by their very nature, subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, of which many are beyond the control of CGI, and which give rise to the possibility that actual results could differ materially from our expectations expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking information or forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include but are not restricted to: risks related to the market such as the level of business activity of our clients, which is affected by economic conditions, and our ability to negotiate new contracts; risks related to our industry such as competition and our ability to attract and retain qualified employees, to develop and expand our services, to penetrate new markets, and to protect our intellectual property rights; risks related to our business such as risks associated with our growth strategy, including the integration of new operations, financial and operational risks inherent in worldwide operations, foreign exchange risks, income tax laws, our ability to negotiate favorable contractual terms, to deliver our services and to collect receivables, and the reputational and financial risks attendant to cybersecurity breaches and other incidents; as well as other risks identified or incorporated by reference in this press release, in CGI’s annual and quarterly MD&A and in other documents that we make public, including our filings with the Canadian Securities Administrators (on SEDAR at www.sedar.com) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (on EDGAR at www.sec.gov). Unless otherwise stated, the forward-looking information and statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and CGI disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information or forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. While we believe that our assumptions on which these forward-looking information and forward-looking statements are based were reasonable as at the date of this press release, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking information or statements. Furthermore, readers are reminded that forward-looking information and statements are presented for the sole purpose of assisting investors and others in understanding our objectives, strategic priorities and business outlook as well as our anticipated operating environment. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Further information on the risks that could cause our actual results to differ significantly from our current expectations may be found in the section titled “Risk Environment” of CGI’s annual and quarterly MD&A, which is incorporated by reference in this cautionary statement. We also caution readers that the above-mentioned risks and the risks disclosed in CGI’s annual and quarterly MD&A and other documents and filings are not the only ones that could affect us. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial could also have a material adverse effect on our financial position, financial performance, cash flows, business or reputation.

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KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Continental Mapping Consultants, Inc. on its investment by Bluestone Investment Partners

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Continental Mapping Consultants, Inc. on its investment by Bluestone Investment Partners

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce that Continental Mapping Consultants, Inc. (“Continental” or the “Company”) has received an investment by Bluestone Investment Partners.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Continental is a rapidly growing geospatial data analytics and mapping solutions provider to defense, intelligence, federal and state government agencies, and commercial customers. The Company combines remote sensing technologies, proprietary technology, automation tools, commercial cloud services, and artificial intelligence capabilities to deliver products and solutions to its clients.  The Company’s geospatial expertise has evolved to allow for the integration and mission application of vast amounts of data from an ever-increasing number of sensors across all markets.  Continental fuses professional talent and technology (proprietary and commercial off-the-shelf) to curate, consolidate, validate, and disseminate geospatial solutions.  The Company maintains over 100 active production improvement tools, utilizes advanced artificial intelligence capabilities, and employs 165 highly credentialed professionals.  This deal closed on March 2, 2020.

At that date, we believe this investment demonstrated several key trends in the defense, and government and commercial technology M&A environment:

  • Strong market demand existed for growth oriented, intelligence, and national security focused mid-market companies.
  • Private equity continued to deploy capital for new platforms in the government technology market, especially in attractive markets for consolidation and value creation through scale.
  • Strategic buyers and investors recognized the value of highly differentiated solutions that leverage proprietary tools and technologies.

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 www.kippsdesanto.com.

Investment Banking products and services are offered through KippsDeSanto & Co., a non-bank subsidiary of Capital One, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation, and a member of FINRA and SIPC. Products and services are Not FDIC insured, Not Bank Guaranteed, May Lose Value, Not a Deposit, and Not Insured by Any Federal Government Agency. 

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Continental Mapping marks Bluestone’s seventh investment in the Defense, Government, and National Security Market

MCLEAN, Va., March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bluestone Investment Partners, LLC (“Bluestone”), a McLean, Virginia-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce the completion of an investment in Continental Mapping Consultants, LLC (“Continental Mapping” or the “Company”). Based in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Continental Mapping is a rapidly growing geospatial data analytics and mapping solutions provider to Defense, intelligence, federal and state government agencies, and commercial customers. The Company combines remote sensing technologies, proprietary technology, automation tools, commercial cloud services, and artificial intelligence capabilities to deliver products and solutions to its clients.

John Allen, co-founder and Managing Partner of Bluestone said, “We are excited about our partnership with Continental Mapping. The Company has a 20-year track record of successful delivery of complicated solutions, a great leadership team, a talented and technically differentiated workforce, and attractive clients. We look forward to helping the Company accelerate its growth and expand its capabilities.”

“Our management team and 170 employees are energized about the next phase of growth for Continental Mapping. We look forward to leveraging the experience of Bluestone’s principals to build our business through organic expansion and acquisitions,” said Dave Hart, Chief Executive Officer of Continental Mapping.

Founded in 1999 by Chris Gross, President, and Dave Hart, Chief Executive Officer, Continental Mapping initially provided photogrammetric solutions to local clients in Wisconsin. Through investment in people, technologies, and capabilities, the Company grew to support operations for multiple government and commercial clients around the world. Today, the company maintains over 125 active production improvement tools, utilizes advanced artificial intelligence capabilities, and employs a highly credentialed employee base in Sun Prairie, St. Louis, MO, San Antonio, TX, and Northern Virginia.

Holland and Knight LLP acted as Bluestone’s legal adviser in the transaction. Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP provided quality of earnings services for Bluestone. Morrison and Foerster LLP served as legal adviser to Continental Mapping. KippsDeSanto & Co. served as the investment banking adviser to Continental Mapping. Senior financing for the transaction was provided by EagleBank.

About Bluestone Investment Partners

Bluestone is a private equity firm investing exclusively in lower middle-market companies primarily in the defense and government services arena. Bluestone’s principals have a long and successful track record owning, operating, investing in, and advising companies in the defense and government services sector.  Additionally, many of Bluestone’s investors are industry luminaries who have successfully built, grown, and sold businesses to leading strategic buyers and private equity investors in the sector. Bluestone aims to leverage the industry expertise of its partners and investors to support both organic and acquisition-oriented growth strategies. Few private equity firms offer the combination of industry-focused intellectual and investment capital that Bluestone has assembled.
www.bluestoneinv.com.

About Continental Mapping Consultants, LLC

Established in 1999, Continental Mapping provides geospatial analytics to intelligence community, defense, federal government, state agencies, and commercial clients. The Company has provided products and solutions involving over 180 countries and on all seven continents. The Company was recently recognized for the second year in a row by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. The Company is headquartered in Sun Prairie (Madison area), Wisconsin. www.continentalmapping.com

 

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises IntelliWare Systems, Inc. on its sale to Trowbridge & Trowbridge

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises IntelliWare Systems, Inc. on its sale to Trowbridge & Trowbridge

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of its client, IntelliWare Systems, Inc. (“IntelliWare” or the “Company”), to Trowbridge & Trowbridge.

Headquartered in Spotsylvania, VA, IntelliWare is a leading provider of NextGen intelligence, cyber, professional, and information technology solutions to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of State.  IntelliWare applies its intelligence collection / analysis, cybersecurity, mission operations support, and data management / exploitation expertise to address complex law enforcement and national security mission challenges.  The Company’s deep operational and technical expertise and strong domain knowledge have driven consistent and considerable growth.  The combination will afford IntelliWare additional scale and capital as part of Trowbridge to accelerate its strategy with current customers and beyond.

We believe this investment demonstrates several key trends in the government technology environment:

  • Private equity, in this case Enlightenment Capital, building capability and customer-rich growth platforms in the middle market
  • Strong buyer interest for growing companies with domain expertise in highly-sought-after law enforcement and national security markets
  • Innovative solutions and prime, F&O contract wins driving both growth and value creation for mid-sized companies attracting substantial buyer demand

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 www.kippsdesanto.com.

Investment Banking products and services are offered through KippsDeSanto & Co., a non-bank subsidiary of Capital One, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation, and a member of FINRA and SIPC. Products and services are Not FDIC insured, Not Bank Guaranteed, May Lose Value, Not a Deposit, and Not Insured by Any Federal Government Agency. 

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Trowbridge Acquires IntelliWare Systems

MCLEAN, Va. – February 4, 2020 – Trowbridge & Trowbridge, a provider of innovative technical solutions to complex Federal information technology challenges in the defense and civilian markets, today announced the acquisition of IntelliWare Systems. The addition of IntelliWare will enhance Trowbridge’s portfolio of solutions, add new and strategic national security customers, and create opportunities for employees within the combined company. Trowbridge is backed by Enlightenment Capital.

IntelliWare provides cyber, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of State. The company operates at the intersection of intelligence, law enforcement, and homeland security, and has a proven history of integrating domain expertise and intelligence analysis with mission requirements, technology, and security to produce lasting and innovative solutions for customers.

Cass Panciocco, Trowbridge President and CEO, said, “IntelliWare adds complementary capabilities, a highly-skilled team of employees, and a new customer base that will help us further enable Federal agencies to integrate emerging technologies with complex systems, and conduct data and intelligence analysis for better informed, more efficient decision making. We are excited to welcome the entire IntelliWare team to the Trowbridge family.”

“IntelliWare holds franchise positions providing high-end solutions to Federal law enforcement and homeland security agencies,” added Trowbridge Chief Growth Officer Matthew Candy. “These customers have critical mission needs and correspondingly growing budgets. We have identified several key opportunities to better serve our customers that neither business could pursue independently. Together with Trowbridge’s strategic positions within defense customers, the combined business has the size, scale, and reach-back to further expand organically through additional solutions and contracting options.”

“The deep technical and operational capabilities of IntelliWare and Trowbridge, as well as our shared commitment to employees and customers’ missions, make this an ideal match,” said Dominic LaPore, CEO and Founder of IntelliWare. “Our cultures are dedicated to excellence in delivering high-quality solutions, and we are proud to bring our collective capabilities to market with Trowbridge to enable critical Federal government national security missions.”

Investment bank KippsDeSanto acted as the financial advisor to IntelliWare for this acquisition.

About Trowbridge
Trowbridge is an award-winning provider of cloud, cyber, and next-gen digital solutions to defense, intelligence, and Federal civilian markets. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with locations and staff nationwide, Trowbridge helps move critical missions forward to support the American people and our national security. Trowbridge is a portfolio company of Enlightenment Capital. To learn more or join the team, visit www.tt-llc.com.

About Enlightenment Capital
Enlightenment Capital, a Washington, DC area based private investment firm, provides flexible capital and strategic support to middle market companies in the Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) sector. The firm partners with businesses that provide vital services, protect critical infrastructure, innovate cyber and data solutions, enhance decision making capabilities, engineer aerospace systems, safeguard national security, and endeavor to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.enlightenment-cap.com.

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Smartronix, Inc. on its Recapitalization by OceanSound Partners

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Smartronix, Inc. on its Recapitalization by OceanSound Partners

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce the recapitalization of Smartronix, Inc.  (“Smartronix” or the “Company”), by OceanSound Partners (“OceanSound”).

Founded in 1995, Smartronix is a premier provider of mission critical Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (“C4ISR”) and next generation IT and complex enterprise network operations  programs for the Department of Defense (“DoD”), as well as leading end-to-end cloud solutions for public sector and commercial customers.

Smartronix has established itself as a C4ISR lead industry integrator on several contracts that span across multiple programs, platforms, and agencies. The Company’s ability to deliver on large, complex programs has yielded over $2 billion in contract awards performing C4ISR integration globally for a myriad of DoD customers.

With over a decade of experience providing cloud professional and managed services, Smartronix’ cloud business is strategically positioned to serve customers within highly regulated industries including federal civilian, defense, healthcare, financial services, state and local government, and education, among other sectors. The Company has been recognized as a Leader by Gartner in their Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Professional and Managed Services Providers, as well as being accredited as a managed services provider and Premier Partner by all three large cloud services providers; Amazon, Microsoft and Google, a distinction that is highly sought after and rare across the ecosystem of service providers in cloud.

We believe this investment demonstrates several key trends in the defense, and government and commercial technology M&A environment:

  • Highlights the demand for scarce assets with a Full and Open, large scale, mission critical contract profile backed by a suite of complementary Full and Open vehicles, such as Alliant II, OASIS and RS3;
  • Industry leading domain expertise, particularly in high priority, well-funded markets such as C4ISR, is a critical differentiator for sellers in a crowded M&A market;
  • Buyers recognize the rarity and value of companies that have next generation IT and cloud capabilities, particularly those supporting all three leading cloud service providers (AWS, Microsoft and Google); and
  • Private equity continues to deploy capital in the government and commercial technology market – via new platforms and add-ons to existing portfolio companies to build differentiated middle market players

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 www.kippsdesanto.com.

Investment Banking products and services are offered through KippsDeSanto & Co., a non-bank subsidiary of Capital One, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation, and a member of FINRA and SIPC. Products and services are Not FDIC insured, Not Bank Guaranteed, May Lose Value, Not a Deposit, and Not Insured by Any Federal Government Agency.

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OceanSound Partners Announces Strategic Investments to Create Leading Government Technology Business

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OceanSound Partners, LP (“OceanSound”), a private equity firm focused on making control investments in middle-market technology and technology-enabled companies, today announced the recapitalizations of Smartronix, Inc. (“Smartronix”) and Trident Technologies, LLC (“Trident”). Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Smartronix, based in Hollywood, MD, is a leading provider of next-generation information technology and cloud solutions to government and commercial customers, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense. The recapitalization of Smartronix was completed in December 2019. Trident, based in Huntsville, AL, is a leading provider of advanced IT, engineering, and programmatic solutions to the United States federal government. The company was acquired by OceanSound in March 2019.

“The Smartronix team is thrilled to partner with OceanSound given their deep experience in our core markets and a shared vision on how we can continue to grow our company,” said John Parris, CEO of Smartronix. “This partnership will allow us to further build our brand, broaden our portfolio of capabilities and expand into new customer segments by investing in the business, both organically and with strategic acquisitions.”

“The Smartronix and Trident transactions are exciting and meaningful milestones for OceanSound that validate our investment strategy, our team’s capabilities and the strong support we have received from investors, especially considering the collective magnitude of the transactions in our first year,” stated Joe Benavides, Co-Founder and Partner at OceanSound. “We have assembled an exceptional team with significant prior experience investing together within our focus markets. We are united in the conviction that we can apply our collective expertise and experience to identify, acquire, and drive value creation within attractive middle-market companies operating in both government and commercial markets.”

In addition to Benavides, the firm is led by experienced investment partners Jeff Kelly and Ted Coons, and supported by a team of 10 Executive Partners, investment professionals, and administrative staff. Benavides most recently served as a Partner at Veritas Capital where he worked with Kelly, and was previously at The Blackstone Group, where he worked with Coons. Prior to OceanSound, Kelly was most recently at H.I.G. Capital while Coons was most recently a General Partner at TCV.

“Given our long history of working together, launching OceanSound has been a seamless transition,” said Coons, Co-Founder and Partner at OceanSound. “These initial transactions fit squarely within our investment strategy and leverage our differentiated perspective of companies operating at the intersection of government and technology. Smartronix and Trident provide mission-critical digital transformation and cloud computing solutions, particularly to government customers, and their collective expertise in multi-cloud, data analytics, and cybersecurity ideally positions the businesses to compete and win in the growing markets for mission-critical IT, cloud, and defense services and solutions.”

“We are excited to embark on the next phase of Trident’s growth in partnership with OceanSound. Their strategic guidance and experience in our industry will be invaluable to us as we expand our business to provide new solutions to customers and pursue growth opportunities that were unavailable to us as a founder-owned business,” said Mike Williams, CEO of Trident.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Smartronix and Trident. Each have distinguished employee bases and impressive track records delivering mission critical services and solutions to their customers. Both companies will gain access to additional resources, a diverse portfolio of capabilities and contract vehicles, as well as enhanced geographic reach to better serve the needs of customers,” said Kelly, Co-Founder and Partner at OceanSound. “We look forward to supporting their continued growth with additional investments in corporate infrastructure, including human capital and technology, and strategic acquisitions.”

KippsDeSanto & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to Smartronix. Arena Strategic Advisors provided due diligence and strategy support to Trident and OceanSound. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP served as legal counsel to Smartronix, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP served as legal counsel to OceanSound.

About OceanSound Partners

OceanSound Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests in U.S. based technology and technology-enabled services companies operating in business-to-government and business-to-business end markets. OceanSound targets investments with defensible and resilient business models, attractive secular market growth, and multiple opportunities for value creation. We seek to execute a value-oriented approach, investing in businesses which are complex or facing an inflection point. OceanSound specializes in enacting strategic and operational initiatives to reposition businesses and drive transformational growth in partnership with management teams. We invest in companies that are driving digital transformation, primarily in the government, industrial, enterprise, and communications technology sectors, which include hardware, services and software businesses. For more information, please visit www.oceansoundpartners.com.

About Smartronix, Inc.

Smartronix is a leading provider of next generation IT, cloud and ISR solutions to the Department of Defense, federal civilian and commercial customers. The company’s core capabilities include cloud professional, managed, and resale services; ISR solutions; mission systems integration; enterprise network operations; cybersecurity; and; systems integration services. Smartronix serves a wide range of customers across federal and state government and commercial markets. For more information, please visit https://www.smartronix.com/.

About Trident Technologies, LLC

Trident Technologies, LLC is a leading provider of advanced engineering, information technology and programmatic and technical services to a wide variety of customers within the United States Department of Defense. The company’s capabilities include advanced engineering; enterprise architecture; data integration, collection and management; development, integration and deployment; cloud migration; cybersecurity, and; data analytics. Trident serves a diverse group of customers across the Department of Defense, with a primary focus on the U.S. Army, U.S. Transportation Command, and the Missile Defense Agency. For more information, please visit www.tridenttechnologies.net.Contacts

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KippsDeSanto & Co. advises The AEgis Technologies Group, Inc. (“AEgis”) on its sale to Arlington Capital Partners

KippsDeSanto & Co. advises The AEgis Technologies Group, Inc. (“AEgis”) on its sale to Arlington Capital Partners

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of its client, The AEgis Technologies Group, Inc. (“AEgis” or the “Company”), to Arlington Capital Partners.

Headquartered in Huntsville, AL, AEgis is a leading provider of advanced engineering and technology solutions to Department of Defense (“DoD”) and National Security customers.  AEgis’ solutions span a variety of applications to include space communications, complex weapons systems, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, and Reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), modeling and simulation, and directed energy.  In order to address next generation warfighter readiness requirements, the Company has also developed a proprietary suite of augmented and virtual reality and simulation training solutions.  AEgis has a long-standing history supporting a diverse base of high-profile and well-funded government customers, including the U.S. Army, Missile Defense Agency (“MDA”), and the U.S. Air Force.

We believe this investment demonstrates several key trends in the government technology environment:

  • Strong demand for advanced, technology-driven engineering solutions backed by Company-owned intellectual property
  • Interest in Companies with deep and tenured past performance across a diversified base of sought after and well-funded DoD and national security customers
  • Buyer focus on strategic alignment with high-priority and forward-looking mission areas such as space, C4ISR and directed energy.
  • Financial sponsors continue to deploy capital in the government services market through new platform investments and bolt-on acquisitions to existing portfolio companies, particularly for those assets with long-term contracts and strong management teams

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 www.kippsdesanto.com.

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Arlington Capital Partners Announces Investment in AEgis Technologies

WASHINGTON — Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, announced that it has agreed to make a majority investment in AEgis Technologies. Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, AEgis provides advanced engineering and technology expertise to customers in the National Security community. Jonathan Moneymaker, a veteran government contracting executive with over 20 years of national security and technology experience, will join the Company as Chief Executive Officer and serve on the Board of Directors.

David Wodlinger, a Partner at Arlington, said, “AEgis has established itself as a preeminent provider of differentiated solutions that address critical national security objectives in the domains of space superiority, directed energy, and missile defense. We are partnering with AEgis to increase investment in these core areas to deliver impactful innovations to our customers that are working on these evolving, high priority missions.”

“Throughout AEgis’ nearly 30-year history, our employees have strived to develop innovative technical solutions for the military so that our warfighters can come home safely,” said Steve Hill, Co-Founder of AEgis. “We have found a partner in Arlington that will remain committed to this mission as the Company enters its next phase of growth.”

Hill will remain a substantial shareholder in AEgis and will continue to provide strategic guidance to the Company as a member of the Board of Directors.

“I’m thrilled to join the AEgis family and partner with Arlington on building their newest platform. AEgis’ growth has been remarkable and is a testament to the deep mission intimacy and differentiated solutions the Company delivers to its national security customers,” Moneymaker said. “I look forward to working with our talented management team and dedicated employees as we continue to drive growth and execute the vision of becoming a first-class provider of national security technology across our customers’ most critical and fastest growing domains of warfare.”

Moneymaker was most recently President of Altamira Technologies, a provider of engineering and analytical solutions to the Defense and Intelligence communities, where he led the company through a period of transformational growth. Prior to that, he was General Manager of the Intelligence Systems Group at Boeing where he was responsible for more than 1,000 employees providing specialized services to the Intelligence and Special Operations communities.

Henry Albers, a Vice President at Arlington, said, “AEgis has built a reputation for technical excellence and commitment to the mission, making the Company an employer of choice for high caliber professionals. We are excited to partner with Jonathan and the AEgis management team to build on that tradition and accelerate the Company’s growth by investing in internal research and development as well as pursuing strategic acquisition opportunities.”