E3/Sentinel has announced its acquisition of big data and software development solutions provider Data Works, Inc., expanding its data engineering and advanced analytics capabilities.
Reston, Virginia-based Data Works was founded in 2006 to support the intelligence community. The company specializes in developing big data systems that organize and analyze mission critical data. It also delivers enterprise data management solutions, including capturing, transforming and delivering data to those relying on it for mission needs.
This acquisition allows E3/Sentinel to bring these offerings to its federal government customers, as existing clients and the primes the company supports will be able to benefit from enhanced data and analytics capabilities. The acquisition is already effective, and the companies plan to combine business operations in the coming year.
“We are excited to add Data Works and their exceptional people and capability to our platform,” said Andy Maner, E3/Sentinel CEO. “They have a long and proud history of mission performance over the past 13 years supporting Intelligence clients. As our third acquisition in only the past few months, we are thrilled to continue to quickly add highly educated, technical and cleared professionals, contracts and capabilities to our fast-growing platform.”
According to Nick Powers, co-founder and president of Data Works, his company is excited to join E3/Sentinel and extend its offerings to new customers in the intelligence community, and the departments of Homeland Security and Defense.
“Our amazing staff will benefit from new opportunities while our existing customers can leverage E3/Sentinel capabilities and infrastructure,” he said. “The biggest factor to choosing E3/Sentinel as a partner was their experienced leadership team, focus on employees, and willingness to invest in growth. The corporate fit couldn’t be better, and I feel very fortunate for the opportunity.”
Through the acquisition process, KippsDeSanto & Co. was the financial adviser, Caulkins & Bruce, PC served as legal counsel, Peloton Strategies Group provided pre-sale strategic preparation to Data Works, and Blank Rome served as counsel to E3/Sentinel.
“This combination will enhance E3/Sentinel’s ability to provide data engineering, advanced analytics and software development services and solutions to its dynamic customer base while expanding into the Intelligence Community,” said KippsDeSanto & Co. Managing Director Jon Yim, who was involved with the deal.