The Chertoff Group


The Chertoff Group is proud to have served as a consultant to Polaris Alpha, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, in support of its acquisition of Intelesys Corporation (“Intelesys”), a leading provider of computer network operations ("CNO") and cyber solutions to the Intelligence Community. The acquisition is highly complementary to Polaris Alpha’s existing cyber offering and greatly expands its leadership position in the cyber and signals intelligence arena.

Since its founding in 2004, Intelesys has played a critical role in the Intelligence Community's mission critical cyber operations.  The company has deep expertise in high-end software engineering, embedded development, network engineering and analysis, reverse engineering and malware analysis and is renowned for helping the Intelligence Community address its most challenging national security issues.

The Chertoff Group leveraged its deep expertise in the national security market to provide an in-depth analysis on the Company’s competitive positioning, financial outlook, and technology to deliver a unique advisory solution to Polaris Alpha and Arlington Capital Partners.

The acquisition of Intelesys is Polaris Alpha’s first since its formation in November 2016. 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

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

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 1,200 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 Company’s customers and capabilities, please visit our website at

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