AE Industrial Partners on Monday said it has acquired PCI, a provider of cyber security, computer network operations, data analytics and cloud solutions to the intelligence community, defense customers and other federal agencies.
Terms of the deal were not included. PCI, which is based in Columbia, Md., has about 350 employees, all of them with security clearances.
PCI operates in 14 locations in the U.S. and two in Japan and Saudi Arabia. The company has capabilities in cloud engineering and enterprise information technology, cyber security, computer network operations, wireless, data analytics, visualization, systems engineering, strategy and planning.
“PCI is a trusted provider of critical technology services in support of the most enduring national security missions across the federal government,” Jeffrey Hart, a principal at the private equity firm AEI, said in a statement. “Cyber threats faced by the defense and intelligence communities are at an all-time high, and the government can’t afford to lag our adversaries in critical technology domains such as cyber and computer network operations, where PCI excels. We believe that PCI, with its full spectrum of solutions and premier relationships, is well-positioned and aligned with the national security community’s most strategic priorities.”
PCI said the investment provides the resources to invest in technology and people to meet growing customer needs.
The latest deal for AEI is another in the defense and government services space. Other acquisitions in this space include
NuWave Solutions, Gryphon Technologies, Belcan, Redwire and Columbia Helicopters.
PCI’s financial adviser on the deal was Aronson Capital Partners, and Ernst & Young advised AEI.