By Light acquires Metova Federal

By Light Professional IT Services LLC of Arlington, VA announced on May 16 the acquisition of Metova Federal, LLC, a leading cyber range and cyber training services provider to the US Government. With the addition of Metova Federal’s software, solutions and services, By Light is well positioned to help customers meet increasingly complex and ever-changing mission threats and requirements. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

For more than ten years, Metova Federal has been an innovative information technology solutions provider specializing in cyber products and services, training and software development. The company offers CyberCENTS, a cyber training, exercise and mission qualification platform to support federal and state agencies in multi-domain environments.  This market-leading cyberattack emulation environment is complimented with a range of other technical and professional services in support of customers across the DoD and in Federal Civilian, State and Local, and Commercial markets.

Bob Donahue Jr., CEO and founder of By Light, said, “We are thrilled to combine Metova Federal’s proven track record as a high-end, mission-critical cyber range and cyber services provider with By Light’s own strong cyber and intel practice. This acquisition will allow us to expand and diversify our cyber offering to better serve our customers.”

By Light’s acquisition of Metova Federal is the Company’s third since Sagewind Capital, a private equity firm with extensive experience backing strong management teams in the government and defense industry, acquired the Company in 2017. In 2018, By Light acquired Axom Technologies, followed by its acquisition of Phacil, Inc. in March of 2019.

Steven Lefkowitz, managing partner of Sagewind, said, “By Light’s acquisition of Metova Federal is another important step in the execution of our strategy of backing great management teams to scale businesses. We are delighted by the progress that By Light has made under our ownership over the past two years and excited to capitalize on many of the attractive opportunities still before us through our partnership with Bob Donahue and his team.”

Source: By Light