Headwaters MB acted as the sole advisor to Solidyn Solutions, a leading national security service provider to the space-based defense and intelligence communities, on its sale to Polaris Alpha, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners. The acquisition enhances Polaris Alpha's expertise in developing C4ISR programs for the U.S Government.
The acquisition formally closed on September 27, 2017. Terms of the acquisition are not being released.
Since its founding in 2004 and with over 90% of its employees holding high level security clearances, Solidyn Solutions has continued to grow its core business in satellite mission management, command and control systems, virtualization and cloud computing, information assurance, and large-scale data processing systems.
"We are extremely excited to become part of the Polaris Alpha team," said Michael Pearson, co-owner, President, Solidyn Solutions. "The acquisition allows us to continue to fulfill our mission of providing high quality engineering talent to our customers, while also expanding our capabilities and reach through Polaris Alpha's network of talent and resources."
“The Headwaters Aerospace and Defense deal team, led by Tess Oxenstierna, provided key insights on the large defense primes and private equity-backed buyers, as well as in-depth C4ISR market analysis. Her team skillfully negotiated every step of the deal process, with professionalism and technical analysis that maximized our valuation and key deal terms. We are delighted with their M&A advisory service – from beginning to end,” underscored Andrew Marshall, co-owner of Solidyn.
Tess Oxenstierna, Managing Director in the Aerospace, Defense and Government group at Headwaters MB, noted, “Solidyn represents the best-in-class entrepreneurial and innovative company serving the national security mission in today’s multi-domain environment. Joining the Polaris Alpha team further enhances their space-based intelligence capabilities to support the warfighter -- we are proud to have helped accomplished their strategic objectives.”
About Solidyn Solutions
Solidyn Solutions specializes in providing the highest quality of engineering talent to U.S. government agencies and defense prime contractors. Since its launch in 2004 Solidyn Solutions has grown to nearly 100 engineers, is headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO, and supports national security programs. Winner of Top Workplace in Colorado in 2016 and 2017. For more information, visit www.solidyn.com.
About Polaris Alpha
Polaris Alpha ("Polaris") provides advanced technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise and mission critical solutions to Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. Polaris has approximately 1,300 employees with major offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Fredericksburg, VA; Annapolis Junction, MD; Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; and Alexandria, VA as well as customer sites both domestically and internationally. For further details on its customers and capabilities, please visit its website at www.polarisalpha.com.