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KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Commonwealth Technology on its Sale to MacAulay-Brown, Inc.


KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce the acquisition of our client, Commonwealth Technology, Inc. (“CTI” or “the Company”), by MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (“MacB”).  The acquisition provides additional engineering capabilities to MacB and further expands its customer offering and footprint within the intelligence and special operations communities.

Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, CTI is an industry-leading provider of technology and mission support solutions in support of several highly-classified and sensitive tactical signals intelligence (“SIGINT”) and human intelligence (“HUMINT”) operations. CTI’s niche hardware solutions and software services tackle complex customer requirements in areas such as reverse engineering, business data management, cyber targeting, sensor and surveillance integration, molding and fabrication, and communications and antenna design.  Since CTI’s inception over 45 years ago, the Company has nurtured a culture of continuous innovation toward providing quick reaction solutions to complex operational problems, and is regarded by its customers as a key support element for ongoing, mission-critical national security and intelligence initiatives.

We believe this transaction demonstrates several key trends in the national security and defense technology M&A sector:

  • Attractiveness of differentiated solutions in mission-critical “hot-lane” markets (e.g., cybersecurity, intelligence, and special operations)
  • Importance of prime positions on large, well-funded programs that are deemed essential to the customer mission
  • Trusted customer relationships and touch points within the intelligence community (“IC”) prove valuable for buyers looking to establish / expand footprint within the space
  • Scarcity value of thought leadership married with technology development and production capabilities; going beyond services in order to deliver true value-added solutions

KippsDeSanto & Co. is an investment bank focused on delivering exceptional M&A and financing transaction results for leading technology and defense companies.  For more information on KippsDeSanto & Co., please visit www.kippsdesanto.com.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss how KippsDeSanto & Co. can help you achieve your strategic objectives.

KippsDeSanto & Co., member FINRA/SIPC, is not affiliated with other companies mentioned herein