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Godspeed Capital Management Acquires Exceptional Software Strategies

Godspeed Capital Management has acquired government cybersecurity professional services firm Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc (ESS). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number 72 that ChannelE2E has covered so far in 2022. See more than 1,000 technology M&A deals for 2022, 2021, and 2020 listed here.

Godspeed Capital Acquires Exceptional Software Strategies

ESS, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. ESS is a professional services company providing information technology solutions to the intelligence community and federal and Department of Defense agencies, Key areas of focus include cybersecurity, software and systems engineering, and geographic information systems, according to the company.

Godspeed Capital is a private equity firm focused on the lower middle-market defense and government services, solutions, and technology market.

The newly acquired ESS will join Godspeed Capital’s recently formed high-end cyber and technology solutions platform holding company. The platform's focus is to combat cybersecurity and intelligence threats, Godspeed said.

Godspeed Capital Acquires ESS: "Unparalleled Knowledge and Experience"

Douglas T. Lake, founder and managing partner, Godspeed Capital Management

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.”

Douglas T. Lake, Jr., founder and managing partner of Godspeed Capital, added:

“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.”

ESS was advised by Evergreen Advisors, LLC.

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