Government Services & Technology

Novetta Solutions Acquires White Cliffs Consulting

Washington, D.C. – August 27, 2012 – Novetta Solutions, LLC (“Novetta”), a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, today announced the acquisition of White Cliffs Consulting, LLC (“WCC”). Novetta provides high-end, mission critical technology solutions to customers within the Intelligence, Department of Defense, and Homeland Security Communities and other organizations working with massive quantities of data. Novetta was formed in March 2012 through the merger of White Oak Technologies, Inc. and FGM, Inc.

WCC is the recognized leader in the digital discovery domain and an innovator in applying multidisciplinary high-end technical analysis, software engineering, and mission engineering to the entire end-to-end Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) and cyber mission spectrum. Based in Columbia, Maryland, WCC has grown rapidly since its inception in 2006 and today employs approximately 60 professionals. WCC’s expertise and unique technical capabilities will enhance Novetta’s ability to solve the challenges of a rapidly changing and evolving Big Data World.

Novetta CEO Peter B. LaMontagne commented, “WCC is an excellent cultural and mission fit for Novetta and the combination furthers our strategy to become the industry leader in large-scale data analytics in support of the National Security community. Adding White Cliffs to the Novetta family not only strengthens our overall capabilities in the SIGINT and Cyber domains, but the WCC capability also will enable us to offer expanded services and solutions to existing customers. The combination will provide valuable growth opportunities for all of our employees as we expand into new areas and customers.”

WCC partners Diane Batchik and John Skordas added, “We are tremendously excited to merge our capabilities in discovery engineering and high end technical analysis with the considerable large data analytics, cyber security and software development expertise and capabilities of Novetta. Given the challenges of operating in the large data space, the combined companies’ blend of mission understanding, tools development, and now more extensive mission analytics capabilities should prove to be a formidable force to advance our clients’ critical missions moving forward.”

Michael Lustbader, a partner of Arlington Capital added “Arlington Capital is pleased to welcome partners Diane Batchik and John Skordas along with the rest of the White Cliff’s team. The team at White Cliffs has built a very successful company with an extraordinary performance reputation in the Intelligence Community. This acquisition furthers our commitment to create a pre-eminent big data analytics and cyber security company supporting clients in some of the nation’s most sensitive environments.”

Following the acquisition, WCC will be known as White Cliffs Consulting, a Novetta Solutions Company, and will continue to be led by Diane Batchik and John Skordas. Terms of the transaction were not released.

About Novetta Solutions
Novetta Solutions (“Novetta”) was created to address the country’s most pressing National Security needs by utilizing a combination of organic and acquisition growth to deliver technology-rich software and IT services to the National Security Community. Novetta means “10 to the 27th power” or a billion, billion, billion and reflects the companies’ big data heritage and ability to solve massive problems. For more information please visit our website at

About White Cliffs Consulting
White Cliffs Consulting is a leading discovery analysis and engineering advisor for SIGINT and Cyber mission execution. The Company specializes in delivering world-class mission understanding, technical expertise and vision necessary to advance cyber security and intelligence missions within the Intelligence Community (IC).

About Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm with $1.5 billion of committed capital focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries including: government contracting, federal and commercial IT and engineering services, aerospace/defense, healthcare services, education & training, and business services & outsourcing. 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.

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