Date: December 11, 2014

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Aronson Capital Partners Advises Optimos, Inc. on its Sale to Acentia, LLC, a Portfolio Company of Snow Phipps Group

Aronson Capital Partners (“ACP”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Optimos, Inc. (“Optimos” or the “Company”) by Acentia, LLC, a portfolio company of Snow Phipps Group, LLC. ACP served as the exclusive financial advisor to Optimos in this transaction.

For nearly two decades, Optimos has designed and implemented mission-centric solutions that dramatically improve its customers’ operational performance and enable greater accountability, collaboration and transparency. Optimos’ key capabilities include: constituent and case management; enterprise content and records management; enterprise data analytics and information intelligence; cloud enablement of business applications; secure enterprise customer portal; service oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) solutions; and methodology expertise on agile and Optimos’ Optimizer.

The acquisition of Optimos also positions Acentia as a prime contractor on the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) contract vehicle for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). EAGLE II is a multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle, specifically designed as the preferred source of information technology services and solutions for the majority of the DHS’s enterprise information technology initiatives.

We believe this transaction illustrates several key trends in the government technology M&A market:

  • Favorable market fundamentals for companies that can address federal case management and electronic health records management requirements
  • Continued M&A interest amongst private equity-backed strategic buyers pursuing pure-play solution driven targets with a portfolio of prime, F&O contracts
  • Increased focus on companies that develop and employ COTS and open source technologies that enhance efficiencies and provide more cost-effective solutions for government customers

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