Government Services & Technology

Arlington Capital Partners Announces the Sale of Compusearch Software Systems, Inc.

WASHINGTON, DC, May 8, 2015 — Arlington Capital Partners (“Arlington”), a Washington, DC based private equity firm, is pleased to announce the sale of its portfolio company Compusearch Software Systems, Inc.  (“Compusearch” or the “Company”) to ABRY Partners. (“ABRY”).

Compusearch is the leading provider of acquisition and program management software to Federal agencies, DoD program offices, and government contractors.   Compusearch’s software solutions include PRISM™ for federal acquisition lifecycle management, TopVue™ for program execution and deliverable support, and SpectrumCLM™ for Government Contractor’s Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) processes.   All of Compusearch’s solutions are available on a Software as a Service (SaaS) basis, allowing clients to implement solutions quickly, efficiently, and inexpensively.

“Over the past five years, we have invested in Compusearch to expand the Company’s product portfolio and better address the growing need for transparency in the federal marketplace.”  Jeffrey Freed, a Managing Partner at Arlington Capital Partners, said.  “We are proud of the value we have built together over the past five years and are highly optimistic for the future of Compusearch and its management team under ABRY’s ownership.”

Reid Jackson, Compusearch’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “During our partnership with Arlington and JMI, Compusearch posted record growth and profitability while expanding its suite of acquisition and program management solutions to address the unique regulatory and transparency requirements of federal program offices, acquisition organizations and government contractors.  Arlington’s deep industry knowledge and support during this period of growth has been an invaluable asset to the Company.  We look forward to working with ABRY to continue to expand our offerings with a goal of driving increased efficiency, compliance, and transparency in the government supply chain.”

Michael Lustbader, a Partner at Arlington Capital Partners added, “It has been a pleasure working with Reid and our partners at JMI Equity to build the preeminent provider of government acquisition and program management software.  Through investment in developing the Company’s PRISM software solution and the acquisition of TopVue Defense, we have created a portfolio of secure Industry Cloud solutions and positioned the Company for continued growth.”

The sale closed on May 8, 2015.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

About Compusearch Software Systems, Inc.
Compusearch is the leading provider of software and services that advance commerce and collaboration among government agencies and contractors.  Compusearch’s PRISM™ is the contract writing system for defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies.  PRISM™ has been proven easy-to-learn by more than 50,000 users in nearly every cabinet-level department, and is the only solution that provides acquisition and grants professionals both agility and control. PRISM brings customers the fullest and soonest initial-operating capability (IOC), full auditability, and a long unrivaled track record.  For more information, visit

About Arlington Capital Partners

Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm that has managed $1.5 billion of committed capital via three investment funds, focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries including: government services and technology, aerospace/defense, healthcare, and business services & software. The firm’s professionals and network have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enables Arlington to be a value-added investor. Arlington invests in companies in partnership with high quality management teams that are motivated to establish and/or advance their company’s position as leading competitors in their field.

Jeffrey Freed and Michael Lustbader
Arlington Capital Partners
5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(202) 337-7500

SOURCE: Arlington Capital Partners