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ATS Acquires Federal Cybersecurity Solutions Provider Entegra Systems

Acclaim Technical Services (ATS), backed by venture capital firm Blue Delta Capital Partners, has acquired Entegra Systems, LLC,  a cybersecurity technology solutions provider that supports defense, intelligence and national security missions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number 776 that ChannelE2E has covered so far in 2021. See all technology M&A deals for 2021 and 2020 listed here.

ATS Acquires Entegra Systems

ATS was founded in 2000 and is focused on the U.S. federal government's intelligence community and provides technology services related to intelligence, operations, technology, training and language services to support the national security mission, according to the statement.

Entegra Systems, founded in 2005, is based in Hanover, Maryland with additional offices in Virginia and Georgia. The company provides solutions and services to U.S. government defense and intelligence customers including enhanced situational awareness, operational planning, intelligence and geospatial analysis, and cybersecurity and intelligence operations.

This acquisition further expands ATS' growth into technology to support its clients' objectives and builds on the acquisitions of Global Consulting Services in 2020 and Axis of Engineering in 2019, the buyer said.

ATS Acquires Entegra: "Strong Cultural Alignment"

Dean Johnson, CEO, Entegra Systems
Dean Johnson, CEO, Entegra Systems

Dave Cerne, CEO, ATS

Dean Johnson, Entegra CEO, commented on the news:

"We are excited to join the ATS family. I was really happy that we found an acquiring company with such a strong cultural alignment to Entegra and I am sure our employees will continue to thrive. The Entegra leadership team looks forward to the new capabilities, particularly in language and cultural advisory services, that we can bring to bear on our clients' missions as well."

Dave Cerne, ATS CEO, stated:

"We could not be more thrilled with the addition of Entegra to our amazing team, including their cadre of talented senior leaders, technologists, and analysts. They bring a depth of new capabilities to solve our customers' hardest problems, including cyber solutions, SIGINT analysis capabilities, and a trademarked Natural Language Understanding System that will benefit many of ATS' existing clients, along with many other additional solutions and experiences. Together, we will have over 500 talented professionals supporting the most complex national security missions."

KippsDeSanto & Co. and Miles & Stockbridge served as advisor and legal counsel, respectively, to Entegra. Holland & Knight served as counsel to ATS.

Government IT Services: Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A activity among government-focused IT solutions providers, consultants and MSPs has remained steady and strong. Here’s a complete list of government-focused IT consulting M&A deals.