The Chertoff Group is proud to have served as a consultant to Arlington Capital Partners ("Arlington") on the formation of Polaris Alpha (“Polaris” or the “Company”), a leading provider of mission-critical technology, software, and solutions to premier customers in the defense and intelligence communities.
Polaris was formed through the merger of Arlington portfolio company EOIR Technologies ("EOIR") of Fredericksburg, VA with Intelligent Software Solutions ("ISS"), of Colorado Springs, CO, and PROTEUS Technologies ("PROTEUS"), based in Annapolis Junction, MD. The Company combines advanced technical capabilities with specialized expertise to create innovative technologies for all contested domains: land, sea, air, cyber, space and the electromagnetic spectrum. Polaris has over 1,100 employees and projects over $250 million in 2017 revenue.
The Chertoff Group has leveraged its knowledge of EOIR and expertise in the national security market to provide in-depth analysis on the business lines, competitive position, financial outlook, and technology of ISS and PROTEUS. The Chertoff Group worked alongside its subject matter experts to enhance Arlington Capital Partners’ investment thesis and deliver a unique advisory solution.
Arlington's investment in ISS and PROTEUS follows on the heels of its acquisition of EOIR. The merger forms a leading, mid-tier provider of mission-critical technology, software, and solutions, filling the void between niche players and large prime contractors by delivering agile and sophisticated solutions to government customers. As a result of the transaction, Polaris is uniquely positioned to transition technologies generated in the R&D community to its mission and operations customers, presenting a natural strategic fit for the merger. Additionally, the combined entity’s comprehensive product offering and diverse customer base enable the Company to cross-sell in high demand areas – advanced analytics, space situational awareness, and cyber – across DoD and Intelligence Communities.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About The Chertoff Group
The Chertoff Group is a premier global advisory firm focused on security and risk management. The Chertoff Group helps clients grow and secure their enterprise through business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management security services. The Chertoff Group, and its investment banking subsidiary Chertoff Capital, have advised on multiple M&A transactions totaling nearly $7 billion in deal value. Headquartered in Washington D.C., the firm maintains offices in Houston, London, Menlo Park, and New York. For more information about The Chertoff Group, visit www.chertoffgroup.com.
About Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, D.C.-area private equity firm that has managed $2.2 billion of committed capital via four investment funds, including Arlington’s fourth and most recent fund which is a $700 million fund raised in July of 2016. Arlington is focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries including: government services and technology, aerospace/ defense, healthcare services, and business services and software. The firm's professionals and network have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enables Arlington to be a value-added investor. Arlington invests in companies in partnership with high quality management teams that are motivated to establish and/or advance their company's position as leading competitors in their field.www.arlingtoncap.com.
About Polaris Alpha
Polaris Alpha (“POLARIS”) provides technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise and mission critical solutions to Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. The Company has approximately 1,100 employees with major offices in Colorado Springs, CO, Fredericksburg, VA, Annapolis Junction, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, and Alexandria, VA as well as customer sites both domestically and internationally. For further details on the newly formed Company’s customers and capabilities, please visit our new website at www.polarisalpha.com