Capstone Partners advised OPS Consulting—a highly specialized provider of sensitive intelligence services to the U.S. national security community—on its sale to the Swift Group.
OPS Consulting has over twenty years of experience engineering and deploying solutions to secure missions for the United States and its allies, partnering closely with national security agencies and organizations within the intelligence community. The company offers advanced technologies in data analytics, high performance computing, and threat mitigation, and regularly consults on acquisition strategies, software and systems development, and information assurance. For more information, visit here.
In executing the transaction, Capstone left a lasting impression with their exceptional negotiation skills and extensive network with acquiring companies, with which they had firsthand knowledge and experience. Their in-depth understanding of each company was impressive; having access to such a broad range of companies not only provided us with valuable alternatives but also offered diverse perspectives. This was instrumental in helping us find the perfect match for OPS Consulting.
Greg Foley, CEO and founder of OPS Consulting, said “I don’t think we could have found a better partner for our company and our employees than Swift Group. We share a common philosophy of putting employees and customers first. As our growth and momentum accelerated this year, identifying the right partner to invest behind our expanding capabilities was the right strategic decision for our company. This partnership will enable OPS to continue to do what we do best, grow our capabilities and service offerings within the IC and DoD, which will offer our existing employees additional future advancement opportunities. I’m very excited about the tremendous opportunities we have in front of us.”
Capstone Managing Director David Brinkley commented, “The Capstone team was privileged to work with the owners, management, and employees of OPS Consulting, who are dedicated to assuring decision markers within the U.S. Intelligence community are armed with a fundamental understanding of the current, near-term, and future impact of the proliferation of High-Performance Computing (HPC) technologies in the U.S., abroad, and within peer and near-peer geopolitical competitors. The merger with the Swift Group represents a unique opportunity to accelerate the propagation of this expertise within the NSA and through adjacent U.S. government agencies. We look forward to witnessing the growth of this important capability, and its impact on tactical and strategic decision marking, in the months to come.”
“OPS Consulting plays an important role protecting the United States and its citizens. It is comforting to know that Greg and his team have such a bright future opportunity with their new partners at Swift Group,” added Ted Polk, Capstone Managing Director.
“Swift’s acquisition of OPS will enable us to pursue a long-term growth strategy as well as create additional new solutions, services, and capabilities,” said Holton Yost, Swift Group President & CEO. “Both companies have incredibly talented teams of professionals with a similar culture, common values, and shared vision for the future. By partnering, our two technology leading companies have a unique opportunity to leverage all of our greatest strengths. There is no doubt in my mind that we are better equipped to fully address our customers’ ever-growing challenges.”
Founded in 2019, The Swift Group LLC is a privately owned mission-driven and employee-focused government services and solutions provider. Swift is a technology-driven, systems engineering, intelligence, and specialized logistics solutions company with a worldwide presence supporting the national security community. For more information, visit here.
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