KippsDeSanto & Co. advises CSW Systems on its acquisition by Summit7, a portfolio company of WestView Capital


KippsDeSanto & Co. advises CSW Systems on its acquisition by Summit7, a portfolio company of WestView Capital

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce the strategic sale of its client, CSW Systems, Inc. (“CSW” or the “Company”), to Summit 7, a portfolio company of WestView Capital (“WestView”).

Headquartered in Warrenton, VA, CSW is a provider of managed services and continuous compliance support for classified data processing facilities. The Company builds its customers’ systems, achieves accreditation, and provides managed IT services, systems & network engineering, cybersecurity engineering, compliance services, among other services, so its customers can maintain their mission focus to deliver its solutions to the government.

This combination will drive accelerated growth for two highly complementary companies to create a powerful, scaled platform in both the classified and non-classified space providing cybersecurity, managed IT and compliance solutions.

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

  • Significant market demand for technology-driven companies providing managed IT services and security solutions;
  • Companies providing technology solutions for high-profile Intelligence Community customers remain highly coveted in the market;
  • Continued focus on high-growth oriented firms poised to capitalize on key market growth drivers with exemplary past performance, and sustainable recurring revenue and profitability; and
  • Robust financial sponsor activity and appetite for new technology investments, particularly for companies with leading market positions, differentiated mission-focused managed services capabilities, enduring customer relationships, employee-centric culture, and proven leadership teams

Read more in the full press release.

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