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KippsDeSanto & Co. advises Occam’s Razor Technologies, LLC on its sale to Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holding Company

KippsDeSanto & Co. advises Occam’s Razor Technologies, LLC on its sale to Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holding Company

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Occam’s Razor Technologies, LLC, (“ORT” or the “Company”), to Avantus Federal, LLC, (“Avantus”) a NewSpring Holding Company.

Headquartered in Reston, VA, ORT is a leading provider of cyber solutions focused on cyber tool development and assessment in support of classified Intelligence Community (“IC”) and Department of Defense (“DoD”) missions.  The Company provides the full lifecycle of cyber tools and products from development through deployment.

The ORT acquisition deepens Avantus’ position with national security customers and augments its cyber offerings. These capabilities and solutions will accelerate the combined entities position as an industry leader, providing these cyber solutions across a growth and broader set of Federal Government customers.

We believe this transaction demonstrates several key trends in the government services mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) market:

  • Strong demand for Company-developed intellectual property and advanced engineering and cyber solutions capabilities
  • Unique, franchise positions within key Federal customers at the forefront of priority government missions
  • Financial sponsors continued appetite to deploy capital through new platform investments and bolt-on acquisitions to existing portfolio companies, particularly for those assets with long-term contracts, strong management teams, and differentiated capabilities
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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Press Release

Avantus Federal Announces Acquisition of Occam’s Razor Technologies, LLC 

McLean, VA – August 23, 2021 Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holding Company and a leader in mission-focused, service-driven solutions, has acquired Occam’s Razor Technologies, LLC., a Reston, VA based leading provider of cyber solutions focused on cyber tool development and assessment in support of high-value Defense, Intelligence and National Security mission requirements. This acquisition further enhances Avantus’ cyber operations and solutions platform through differentiated technology and delivery capacity at scale, bringing an additional suite of capabilities to the company’s extensive base of federal government customers.

Occam’s Razor Technologies (“ORT”), founded in 2011, primarily supports the Intelligence and Defense communities and develops and delivers a robust portfolio of technologies, cyber tools, and integrated software solutions to some of the nation’s cutting-edge cyber challenges. The company has a proven ability to win large-scale, prime contracts leveraging its deep technical and subject matter expertise. Similar to the mission and values of Avantus, ORT’s business model excels by attracting, retaining and investing in world-class, highly cleared talent who thrive in partnering with clients to solve their toughest National Security challenges.

“For more than 10 years, Occam’s Razor Technologies has built a company committed to developing innovative solutions for its clients. We work with extreme focus to partner and merge with companies like ORT, who deliver innovation creatively to the Nation’s highest-impact missions,” said Andy Maner, Chief Executive Officer at Avantus. “ORT’s mix of elite cyber and software capabilities and its dedication to employee growth are just two of the many reasons this company is a great fit with Avantus’ capabilities and offerings and will fuel combined growth at our shared and new customers.”

Michael Nordfelt, founder and President of Occam’s Razor Technologies, added, “We are very excited to join forces with Avantus. We will continue to provide highly differentiated cyber and software offerings to our government clients and grow with the Avantus enterprise. Our organizations collectively focus on growth, mission-focused values, investing in employees and committing to diversity and inclusion. Tapping into both of our organizations’ expertise will allow us to empower our eminence and achieve mission success.”

ORT joins the Avantus Enterprise built on mission impact and technology enablement. Its cyber expertise and technologies will infuse new capabilities into Avantus’ growing capabilities and service offerings.

KippsDeSanto and Covington & Burling LLP served as advisor and legal counsel, respectively to Occam’s Razor Technologies. Blank Rome LLP served as counsel to Avantus.

About Avantus Federal

Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings company, is a mission-focused services and solutions company headquartered in McLean, VA. Drawing upon its heritage companies’ histories of consistent growth and high performance in the federal services market, Avantus ensures eminence is earned, sustained and grown.

Avantus’ services and solutions are designed, tailored, and executed based on our long history of helping our Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Civilian customers solve complex challenges. Visit Avantus Federal at www.avantusfederal.com.

About NewSpring Holdings

NewSpring Holdings, the dedicated, diversified holding company within NewSpring with a strategy focused on control buyouts and platform builds, brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and resources to take profitable, growing companies to the next level through acquisitions and proven organic methodologies. Founded in 1999, NewSpring partners with the innovators, makers, and operators of high-performing companies in dynamic industries to catalyze new growth and seize compelling opportunities. The Firm manages over $2.0 billion across four distinct strategies covering the spectrum from growth equity and control buyouts to mezzanine debt. Partnering with management teams to help develop their businesses into market leaders, NewSpring identifies opportunities and builds relationships using its network of industry leaders and influencers across a wide array of operational areas and industries. Visit NewSpring at www.newspringcapital.com.