Date: May 8, 2006
Aronson Capital Partners, LLC (ACP) is pleased to announce the sale of BDS Corporation (BDS) and IPA International, Inc. (IPA) to Athena Innovative Solutions, Inc. in two separate transactions which closed on May 8, 2006. The combination of Athena, BDS and IPA has created a dominate player in National Security market with a broad expertise in intelligence-related, professional services including counterintelligence, counterterrorism, operational and analytical support. With these acquisitions, Athena will have a diverse customer base comprised of the major intelligence agencies within the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. ACP served as the exclusive financial advisor to both BDS and IPA.