Systems Planning & Analysis has acquired PRKK, LLC, expanding its commitment to the space and intelligence sectors.
PRKK is focused on advancing space domain awareness and space superiority and works in cross-domain studies and analyses for clients like the Office of the Secretary of Defense Strategic Capabilities Office, U.S. Space Force, Space Security and Defense Program and the intelligence community.
“PRKK is well known for providing rapid warfighter solutions and concepts, systems engineering, threat intelligence analysis, cyber concept development, and tailored analytics,” said SPA CEO Rich Sawchak.”We couldn’t ask for a better fit, and we warmly welcome PRKK’s highly qualified and experienced subject matter experts into the SPA family.”
PRKK will become a part of SPA’s Space & Intelligence Division under the leadership of Bruce Phillips, senior vice president.
“As SPA’s strategic expansion across the S&I domain continues, we are thrilled to fold PRKK’s highly complementary capabilities into our offerings, further enabling us to deliver specialized analytics and engineering expertise to our national security customers,” Sawchak added.
PRKK will continue to provide its capabilities to blue-chip clients while gaining access to SPA’s portfolio of solutions and expertise. PRKK has operations across the U.S. including Washington, D.C., Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Vandenberg SFB, California.
“We are excited to have PRKK become a key contributor to SPA’s strategic expansion supporting the vital missions of our customers and the dedicated professionals who serve our country,” said Phil Ryan, PRKK co-president. “We feel that SPA’s customer and mission focus, coupled with their commitment to employees, makes them a superb home for the entire PRKK family.”
David Wodlinger, a managing partner at Arlington Capital of which SPA is a portfolio company, said the acquisition brings cutting-edge capabilities and decades of experience working on advanced space protection concepts.
“In an evolving geo-political environment where our adversaries may seek to hold our space assets at risk, adding PRKK’s extensive solutions and skilled employees with SPA’s own work on critical space programs will position SPA as the trusted partner of choice for the space and intelligence communities,” he said.
Ben Ramundo, a principal at Arlington Capital, added that PRKK’s capabilities and customer set will further enable SPA to serve critical missions in the national security community.
“We’re excited to support Rich, Bruce and the SPA team in deepening its position in the S&I domain, a key tenet of SPA’s growth strategy,” he said.
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton served as legal counsel to SPA and Shulman Rogers served as legal counsel to PRKK. Evergreen Advisors Capital provided investment banking services to PRKK.