Polaris Alpha acquires Intelesys Corporation

Polaris Alpha of Annapolis Junction, MD announced on January 19 that it is acquiring Intelesys Corporation, based in Elkridge, MD.  The acquisition of Intelesys, which provides computer network operations (“CNO”) and cyber solutions to the Intelligence Community, significantly expands Polaris Alpha’s leadership in the cyber and signals intelligence arena.

Polaris Alpha is a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  The acquisition officially closed January 18, 2017.

Since it was founded in 2004 by Geoffrey Bloom, John Szakmeister and Chris Lewis, Intelesys has played a critical role for the United States Intelligence Community’s mission critical cyber operations.  The company has deep expertise in the areas of software engineering, embedded development, network engineering and analysis, reverse engineering and malware analysis. Intelesys is at the forefront of applying high-end capabilities to the most demanding national security issues faced by its customers and is renowned for successes in applying CNO solutions to help the customer fulfill its mission.

“The acquisition is a natural fit to complement Polaris Alpha’s existing cyber defense offering,” said Peter Cannito, CEO, Polaris Alpha.  “By adding Intelesys, Polaris now provides the full spectrum of cyber operational capabilities required to support the military and intelligence communities.”

“The cyber domain continues to be a contested environment with shifting threats, tactics, and technologies.” said Jay Jesse, president, Polaris Alpha.  “Polaris Alpha’s technologically-focused culture and innovative approach to complex national security problems is an ideal environment to further invest in the unique skillset and technologies that Geoff, John and Chris have matured over the last thirteen years.”

“This acquisition is very timely, especially with the ongoing discussion about our nation’s preparedness for more sophisticated engagement with our adversaries,” said Charles Taylor, executive vice president, Cyber and SIGINT Business Unit, Polaris Alpha.  “Intelesys is not only well aligned with our nation’s spending priorities to support cyber network operations, but also best positioned to address technological changes as the cyber landscape evolves.”

“We are very excited to be joining the Polaris Alpha family,” said Geoffrey Bloom, president, CEO, and co-founder, Intelesys.  “We feel our expertise and culture will mesh well with the Polaris Alpha team, and will undoubtedly help raise the Company’s profile in the cyber and signals intelligence market.”

Bloom and Szakmeister will become part of the executive management team of Polaris.  Each will be senior vice president within the Cyber and SIGINT Business Unit of Polaris Alpha.

Source: Polaris Alpha