Godspeed Capital acquires ESS
Godspeed Capital Management LP, a lower middle-market Defense & Government services, solutions, and technology focused private equity firm based in Washington, DC, announced on January 13 the successful acquisition of Linthicum Heights, MD-based Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc. (ESS), a provider of information technology solutions to mission-oriented Federal agencies, including members of the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense agencies. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
ESS boasts a 25-year history of successfully integrating mission-critical information technology solutions across the Intelligence Community. The company provides core capabilities in cyber, software and systems engineering, and geographic information systems, and works with a broad array of Intelligence Community and federal agencies with critical national security missions, including a strong presence in Fort Meade, Maryland. Nearly each of the company’s seasoned engineers across its dynamic team holds the highest-level of security clearance. By developing, testing, and deploying solutions to mitigate and combat threats across emerging areas of critical importance such as blockchain, cloud computing and storage, data analytics, and artificial intelligence, ESS is critically focused on leading the next frontier of cyber-protection and innovation.
The newly acquired ESS will join Godspeed Capital’s recently formed high-end cyber and technology solutions platform holding company, designed to provide U.S. Defense and Intelligence Community agencies with a full suite of solutions to combat an increasing and ever-evolving level of cybersecurity and intelligence threats.
Paul Stasko, founder and president of ESS, said, “Godspeed Capital brings an exceptional amount of government-related expertise, know-how, and vision to the table, as well as a deep understanding of our core Intelligence Community customer set. We are excited to be joining Godspeed as part of a broader, better resourced and scalable platform strategy and look forward to collaborating with like-minded providers as we continue to enhance our collective solutions to meet the increasingly complex and evolving needs of the U.S. Intelligence Community.”
“We are thrilled to partner with ESS, the go-to provider of mission critical solutions and services to the Intelligence Community and other federal agencies. Through their unparalleled knowledge and experience with existing and legacy infrastructure, data flows, and processes, ESS is uniquely positioned to shape the future of mission critical technology and data protection requirements. The increased scale and profitability of the combined platform coupled with additional capital and resources from Godspeed will allow us to invest more in technology innovation, talent acquisition, and corporate infrastructure as we move forward. We look forward to accelerating the company’s growth initiatives,” said Douglas Lake Jr., founder and managing partner of Godspeed Capital.
Source: Godspeed Capital
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