Washington, DC - ECS Federal, Inc. (ECS) has completed the acquisition of Information Systems Worldwide Corporation (i_SW), an advanced technology, engineering and research company. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, i_SW provides high-end advanced technical, integration, engineering and analysis solutions to the U.S. Government and other customers and will continue to support ECS's growth in the federal market. Chertoff Capital served as exclusive financial advisor to i_SW in this transaction.
ECS's acquisition of i_SW highlights several trends that Chertoff Capital expects to accelerate throughout 2015:
CLOUD AND CYBER SECURITY CAPABILITES DRIVE VALUE
i_SW leveraged decades of focus in advanced science and engineering disciplines to develop rich capabilities aligned with market demand. The company especially excels in cloud engineering, data visualization, and secure communications that enable information sharing across multiple defense and intelligence agencies, coalition partners, and non-governmental organizations. These skills earned it broad market acceptance across the National Security community, enabling i_SW to become a trusted vendor to government agencies seeking to solve their toughest technical challenges.
RESURGENCE OF MID-SIZED CONSOLIDATORS
Mid-sized, privately-held firms like ECS are seizing the moment to deploy capital and increase the size of their addressable market through targeted acquisitions. The acquisition of i_SW brings ECS access to tremendous new capabilities, attractive contract vehicles, and hard-to-reach customers at the high end of the Government Services market. Subsequent to the transaction, ECS received an equity investment from Lindsay Goldberg to continue seeking acquisition opportunities.
About Chertoff Capital
Chertoff Capital is a SEC registered broker dealer and a member of FINRA that provides M&A advisory services to information security, defense technology, and government services companies. Over the past 15 years, Chertoff Capital representatives have advised on over 100 M&A transactions totaling nearly $7 billion in transaction value in its sectors of focus. Chertoff Capital is the investment banking subsidiary of The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides consulting, risk management and M&A advisory services.