Novetta acquires Global News Intelligence, a content analytics firm

Novetta GNI Novetta Solutions, LLC, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, announced on July 29 the acquisition of Global News Intelligence, a sentiment and influence analytics firm that supports commercial and government clients in the U.S. and abroad.

Novetta provides advanced analytics technology solutions to U.S. Government and commercial enterprises working with massive quantities of data, focusing primarily on cyber, identity and social analytics challenges.

GNI is a recognized innovator in the open source intelligence analytics market supporting the Department of Defense, the Department of State and commercial customers. GNI employs 50 professionals across the U.S., Middle East, Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

Demand for GNI’s solutions has seen significant growth, as open source intelligence analytics has become mission critical for military and diplomatic engagement under “soft power” and stabilization operations. For business and government customers, GNI’s technology solutions help clients geospatially quantify and understand sentiment, influence and rhetoric across social and traditional media in targeted markets.

Novetta CEO Peter LaMontagne said, “We are very excited to welcome the entire GNI team to Novetta. GNI is an excellent technology partner for Novetta and will allow us to expand our presence in the sentiment analytics and open source intelligence markets. GNI’s innovative approach to traditional and social media analytics and open source intelligence combines deep subject matter expertise with scalable technology that maps very well to Novetta’s advanced analytics solutions.”

GNI CEO Matthew Ennis added, “This is the right time for us to join forces with a company like Novetta that shares our vision and commitment to innovation. The integration of our respective capabilities makes great sense in consideration of the emerging requirements of our customers. Novetta’s world-class technology will allow us to scale quickly, invest more in our technology and address a wider customer base.”

Michael Lustbader, a partner at Arlington Capital, added, “GNI is a great fit for Novetta, providing both a differentiated technology solution and new customers that are highly complementary. This acquisition reinforces Novetta’s position as a leader in advanced analytics to leading government agencies and commercial firms.”

Following the acquisition, GNI will continue to be managed within Novetta by GNI’s founder, Bryan Rich, and GNI CEO Matthew Ennis. The companies plan to integrate Novetta and GNI technology solutions to enhance offerings to their respective customers. Terms of the transaction were not released.