Applied Insight on Wednesday said it has acquired Bridges Inc., a technology company serving the intelligence community that adds complementary capabilities and provides it with the ability to deliver end-to-end cloud infrastructure and data analytics.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Bridges, which is based in Maryland, has about 100 employees with security clearances and have expertise in cyber security, network engineering and big data analytics.
Combined with Bridges, Northern Virginia-based Applied Insight has just over 700 employees.
“This is a true game changer because it means we can now deliver end-to-end hybrid and multi-cloud solutions, from infrastructure to actionable insight,” Dede Dascalu, Applied Insight’s CEO, said in a statement. “For example, Bridges’ cross-domain capabilities extend our ability to support the full range of low-to-high-side workflows. Their cyber and analytics expertise, combined with our cloud infrastructure and emulation products and managed services, will help customers more effectively process and integrate vast amounts of classified and open-source information.”
Dascalu also said the two companies have partnered for years.
Bridges was founded in 2000. The company has developed the BEAM analytics framework that provides a methodology for integrating technical and process innovations to improve mission outcomes.
Chuck Faughnan, CEO of Bridges, said the two companies will be able to “leverage our unique machine learning and artificial intelligence analytics and deep networking engineering experience to deliver new cyber products and end-to-end security for our customers’ hybrid-cloud infrastructures.”
Baird served as Bridges financial adviser on the deal.
Applied Insight is a portfolio company of private equity firm
The Acacia Group.