Arlington Capital Partners’ Portfolio Company, BlueHalo, Announces the Acquisition of Asymmetrik
Washington, DC, November 23, 2021 – Arlington Capital Partners (“Arlington”) today announced that its portfolio company, BlueHalo, a leading provider of advanced engineering solutions and technology to the national security community, has acquired Asymmetrik Ltd (“Asymmetrik”).
Founded in 2008, Asymmetrik is a leading developer of software solutions and technology tools used to enable the Intelligence Community’s (“IC”) most advanced programs. With a strong presence in Ft. Meade, MD and Northern Virginia, Asymmetrik delivers leading Open Source Intelligence (“OSINT”) technologies to enable the collection and analysis of Publicly Available Information (“PAI”). The company has extensive experience developing applications across multiple domains including OSINT, AI/ML, cryptocurrency, block chain analytics, real-time streaming analytics, cybersecurity, and federated search. With over 120 employees based out of the company’s Annapolis Junction, MD headquarters, Asymmetrik has developed a robust suite of solutions which the company has successfully deployed across multiple agencies within the IC.
BlueHalo is a rapidly expanding national security platform with market-leading capabilities spanning directed energy, cUAS, space superiority, space technology, advanced RF, autonomy, cyber, and SIGINT. The acquisition of Asymmetrik is highly complementary to BlueHalo’s Cyber and SIGINT franchise, providing differentiated software development capabilities underpinned by a culture of excellence in engineering. Further, this combination with BlueHalo creates a formidable player in OSINT technologies for the IC with a broad collection of products and capabilities that leverage PAI and complement National asset collection to create enriched data sets and actionable insights for intelligence professionals.
“Asymmetrik has built a world-class, mission-focused business on the foundation of its people and its culture. We could not be more thrilled to welcome the Asymmetrik team to BlueHalo as we bring our combined capabilities to bear solving some of the IC’s most challenging problems. The combination of Asymmetrik’s and BlueHalo’s deep technical capabilities, cultures of excellence, and focus on the mission will only further enhance our ability to serve our customers’ most important and complex needs,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, Chief Executive Officer of BlueHalo.
David Wodlinger, a Partner at Arlington Capital Partners, said “The market for OSINT technologies is expanding rapidly as customers seek to capitalize on the proliferation of open source data that increasingly is becoming foundational to the intelligence collection and analysis process. Asymmetrik is a standout performer in developing innovative software tools that advance the capabilities within this discipline and we are delighted to bring such an innovative company into BlueHalo.”
Amit Singh, Co-Founder and CTO of Asymmetrik, and Mike Frentz, Co-Founder and CEO of Asymmetrik, shared, “We are excited to welcome the next chapter of the Asymmetrik story under the banner of BlueHalo and provide our new and existing customers a more expansive set of tools, capabilities, and resources driving a tangible impact to the critical and ever-evolving mission at hand. We could not have found a better partner in BlueHalo where together, we will continue to tackle the most challenging problems our customers are facing.”
Henry Albers, a Vice President at Arlington Capital Partners, said “Asymmetrik has earned the trust of the IC’s most demanding customers by creating software that addresses the hardest challenges in OSINT collection and analysis. With access to BlueHalo’s extensive resources, infrastructure, and past performance, we believe the company is well positioned to capitalize on numerous growth opportunities.”
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton served as legal counsel to BlueHalo. Chertoff Capital served as financial advisor and Holland & Knight served as legal counsel to Asymmetrik.
BlueHalo is purpose-built to provide industry-leading capabilities in the domains of Space Superiority, Space Technology, Directed Energy/cUAS, Autonomy, Advanced RF, Cyber, and SIGINT. BlueHalo focuses on inspired engineering to develop, transition, and field next generation capabilities to solve the most complex challenges of our customer’s critical missions and reestablish our national security posture in the near-peer contested arena. www.bluehalo.com
About Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, DC-based private equity firm that is currently investing out of Arlington Capital Partners V, L.P., a $1.7 billion fund. The firm has managed approximately $4.0 billion of committed capital via five investment funds. Arlington is focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries including government services and technology, aerospace & defense, healthcare, and business services and software. The firm’s professionals and network have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enable 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. www.arlingtoncap.com
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