Aronson Capital Partners (“ACP”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of our client, Paradigm Technologies, Inc. (“Paradigm”), by Electronic Consulting Services Inc. (“ECS”). By acquiring Paradigm, ECS gains a well-established platform in the Huntsville, AL weapons and space community and longstanding client relationships with the US Missile Defense Agency, Navy (PEO IWS 3.0), Marine Corps and Marshal Service.
With over 200 employees, Paradigm’s strong reputation for innovative business, financial and management consulting solutions will enhance ECS’ core business area of trusted program management support and engineering services. Paradigm’s geographic footprint includes Crystal City, VA, supporting Navy and US Marshal Service customers; Stafford, VA, supporting USMC customers; and Dahlgren, VA, Ft. Belvoir, VA, and Huntsville, AL, supporting Missile Defense Agency customers.
ECS is a leading provider of system engineering and information technology services and solutions to federal government agencies. As an externally assessed CMMI Level 3 company and ISO 9001:2008 registered company, ECS’ award-winning expertise and commitment to quality services are critical in meeting the mission of federal agencies in serving the needs of the American people. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, ECS has over 20 office locations throughout the US.
We believe the transaction illustrates several key trends in the government professional services M&A market:
- Emerging consolidation of the SETA and program management sector
- Heightened demand for management consulting and advisory solutions focused on achieving cost savings through operational efficiencies
- Increased M&A activity by small and mid-tier government contractors that want to enhance their strategic position in a highly competitive acquisition environment