NEWS BY INVESTMENTS

  1. Enlightenment Capital-backed IT contractor rebrands after acquisition

    Trowbridge & Trowbridge, the McLean IT services firm acquired by Enlightenment Capital in April, is rebranding as IntelliBridge after a recent acquisition. With its Chevy Chase parent’s backing, Trowbridge acquired Fredericksburg national security-focused software firm IntelliWare Systems in February.

  2. Enlightenment Capital Takes a Stake in D.C. Firm

    Three months after opening its Small Business Administration-backed fund, Enlightenment Capital LLC has tapped it to take a stake in D.C.-based Expression Networks LLC.

  3. Sev1Tech Jumps into the C4ISR Space with Acquisition

    Woodbridge IT and cybersecurity services company Sev1Tech LLC is expanding its operations into the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) realm, acquiring Engineering Solutions and Products LLC in a deal announced Wednesday.

  4. Enlightenment Capital to Launch SBA-Backed Fund

    Months after capping its third investment fund and securing ownership in IT contractor Trowbridge & Trowbridge, Enlightenment Capital will soon see new investment backing for its newest fund from none other than the Small Business Administration.

  5. Enlightenment Capital Closes Investment Fund Well Above Its Target

    Chevy Chase-based investment firm Enlightenment Capital closed its third fund Thursday after fundraising excelled well past its $200 million target.

  6. Enlightenment Capital Acquires IT Contractor Trowbridge & Trowbridge

    Chevy Chase-based investment firm Enlightenment Capital expanded its technology offerings Monday with the acquisition of McLean-based government contractor Trowbridge & Trowbridge LLC.

  7. Enlightenment Capital Forms Another Government Tech Platform

    Chevy Chase-based aerospace and defense investment firm Enlightenment Capital has taken a stake in a Chantilly security engineering company. System High Corp. becomes the initial investment of a new Enlightenment platform.

  8. Enlightenment Capital Forms Intelligence Contractor

    Chevy Chase-based aerospace and defense investment firm Enlightenment Capital has formed a government services company, merging four entities together into a new platform called EverWatch.

  9. Enlightenment Capital Takes Stake in Another Government IT Firm

    Chevy Chase-based aerospace and defense investment firm Enlightenment Capital said Wednesday it’s invested in another local government tech services company.

  10. Enlightenment Capital Portfolio Company Fuels Federal Push Through M&A

    ByteCubed, an Arlington consulting firm that works with a number of government agencies consumed by today’s push for sweeping IT modernization, has acquired a D.C. creative agency with an eye toward bringing better user experiences to the federal marketplace.

  11. ACG National Capital Recognizes the Best and Brightest Regional Businesses and Deals: Enlightenment Capital Named Deal Team of the Year

    ACG National Capital, the voice of the middle market, honored the DC metro region’s biggest deals, top dealmakers and fastest growing companies last night at their 16th Corporate Growth Awards Gala.

  12. Enlightenment Capital Backs ByteCubed’s Tech for Government Efficiency

    Enlightenment Capital’s investment in ByteCubed, announced last week, represents a bet that a relatively small player can hold its own in a space that includes behemoths like Booz Allen Hamilton and SAIC.

  13. Enlightenment Capital Funds ByteCubed

    Arlington, Virginia-based ByteCubed, a technology provider and consultancy for commercial and federal government customers, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding. The investor was Enlightenment Capital.

  14. Enlightenment Capital Invests in CyberCore

    Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense, and government-focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, announced it has made a strategic investment in CyberCore Technologies (CyberCore), a leading provider of national security services and technologies.

  15. Enlightenment Capital Appoints Ex-Deputy Secretary of Defense to Advisory Board

    Enlightenment Capital has named Bob Work to its advisory board. Work served as Deputy Secretary of Defense under President Obama. He is also the former Under Secretary of the Navy and was a colonel in the United States Marine Corps where he worked for 27 years.

  16. Enlightenment Capital Backs Cadmus

    Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense, and government-focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, announced it has made a strategic investment in the Cadmus Group LLC (Cadmus), a leading technical and strategic consultancy.

  17. Enlightenment Capital Invests in 1901 Group

    Enlightenment Capital has made an undisclosed investment in 1901 Group. Based in Reston, Virginia, 1901 Group is a provider of managed IT services to federal agencies and its commercial customers.

  18. Enlightenment Capital Invests in Telos

    Enlightenment Capital, which backs businesses that provide vital and innovative technologies, announced it has made a strategic investment in Telos® Corporation, a leading provider of continuous security solutions and services for the world’s most security-conscious organizations.

  19. Enlightenment Capital Closes $147 Million Fund for Aerospace and Defense Deals

    Chevy Chase-based aerospace and defense investment firm Enlightenment Capital announced Tuesday that it raised $147 million for its second fund, exceeding the firm’s original $125 million goal.

  20. Enlightenment Capital Closes Second Fund at $147 Million

    Enlightenment Capital has raised $147 million for its second fund. Fund II’s limited partners include insurance companies, fund-of-funds, family offices, and foundations.

  21. Enlightenment Capital Sells Vistronix Intelligence

    Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense, and government-focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, announced that it has sold its portfolio company, Vistronix Intelligence & Technology Solutions (“Vistronix”), to ASRC Federal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (“ASRC”).

  22. SolAero Technologies to Buy Vanguard Space

    SolAero Technologies Corp, a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, has acquired Vanguard Space Technologies Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. Enlightenment Capital is the seller.

  23. Enlightenment Capital Invests in Aurora Flight Sciences

    Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense, and government-focused investment firm, announced that it has made a strategic investment in Aurora Flight Sciences, a world leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and autonomous flight technologies for military and commercial customers.

  24. Enlightenment Capital Invests in GRA

    Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense, and government-focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, announced that it has made a strategic investment in Gleason Research Associates (GRA), a leading provider of high-end engineering and professional services, focused in the areas of weapon systems and logistics support.

  25. DC United’s Coach Is Backing This Defense-Focused Investment Firm

    On the edge of D.C., quietly tucked within the boroughs of Chevy Chase, Md., sits a unique private investment firm by the name of Enlightenment Capital. While the firm’s headquarters are modest, Enlightenment Capital, led by Devin Talbott and Pierre Chao, continues to grow its influence on the D.C. area’s private defense apparatus.

  26. Enlightenment Capital and Republic Capital Access Form Strategic Partnership

    Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense, and government focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, and Republic Capital Access, a leading provider of U.S. Government contract financing, jointly announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership.

  27. Enlightenment Capital Has Big-Name Backers

    Enlightenment Capital, the Chevy Chase-based firm that has made several investments in the past few days, including one in Diplomat Group, an Annapolis provider of aviation transport and base operations.

  28. Vistronix Closes Triple Play of Intell Acquisitions

    Vistronix has made a big play to nab intelligence community work by making not one, not two, but three acquisitions in one day of companies that are active in that space.

  29. Enlightenment Capital Invests in The Diplomat Group

    Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense, and government-focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, announced that it has made a strategic investment in The Diplomat Group, a leading provider of global multimodal logistics, transportation services, commercial and government construction services, program management, facilities operations and maintenance, and base operations support.

  30. Enlightenment Capital Backs MicroPact

    Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense, and government-focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, announced that it has made a strategic investment in MicroPact, Inc., a leading developer of dynamic case management and business process management (“BPM”) software solutions for federal and commercial customers.

  31. Lambert Joins Enlightenment Capital Advisory Board

    Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense & government focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, announced that Brett Lambert has joined the firm’s advisory board. Brett brings 25+ years of defense, government, and intelligence expertise to Enlightenment’s distinguished group of advisors.

  32. Enlightenment Capital Invests in Vanguard Space Technologies

    Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense & government focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, announced that it has provided financing to Vanguard Space Technologies.

  33. Enlightenment Capital Raises $80M in First Fund

    Up in Chevy Chase, Enlightenment Capital announced this week the raising of its first fund. In this inaugural raise, the private investment firm took in $80 million to back companies in the aerospace, defense and governmental sectors.

  34. Enlightenment Capital Closes First Fund with $80M

    Enlightenment Capital has closed its first fund with $80 million. The Chevy Chase, Md.-based private investment firm provides senior debt, mezzanine debt and minority equity to middle market aerospace, defense and government companies.

  35. More Top Cybersecurity Investors: Old and New

    When it comes to building cyber defenses, the government and entrepreneurs are fast becoming bedfellows. A decade ago, the two camps barely interacted. Today, they are working together closely.

  36. Enlightenment Capital’s Vistronix Buys Two Companies

    Enlightenment Capital’s portfolio company Vistronix, a provider of intelligence and technology solutions to national security and civilian agencies in the federal space, has acquired NetCentric Technology and Kimmich Software Systems.

  37. Can Anyone Compete with Booz?

    Thanks to l’affair du Edward Snowden and a big story in BloombergBusinessweek, the public now knows about Booz Allen and the company’s dominance in high-end military services.

  38. With Fewer Defense Mergers, Banks Gauge Whether to Stay in Industry

    The aerospace and defense industry saw a decline in mergers and acquisitions during the first part of the year as federal budget cuts set in, forcing the banks and financial advisers that facilitate those deals to reconsider their stomach for the sector.

  39. Enlightenment Capital Invests in Opera Solutions

    Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense & government-focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, has made an investment in Opera Solutions, LLC, a global leader in applying machine learning science and advanced Big Data predictive analytics to drive superior profit, performance, and decision-making for large enterprise and government customers.

  40. Cyberdefense: a New Opportunity for Investors

    It’s no secret that the Defense Department faces draconian budget cuts if Congress can’t avoid its latest standoff by March. Between that and the winding down of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, defense companies have been facing a relatively lean future, and those stocks have lagged the S&P 500 (SPX) for the past year.

  41. Do You Know What Drives the Next Big Thing?

    Pierre Chao, managing partner at Enlightenment Capital and Renaissance Strategic Advisors, shares his thoughts on where future innovation will come from.

  42. Enlightenment Capital Backs Vistronix Acquisition

    Vistronix, LLC, a leading mid-tier national security company, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Technology Associates International Corporation, based in Stafford, VA. Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense & government focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, provided financing for the transaction and will be a strategic partner going forward.

  43. Vistronix Acquires Geospatial and Data Visualization Firm

    Vistronix has completed its acquisition of Technology Associates International Corp., bolstering its geospatial and data visualization capabilities. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.