Applied Insight acquires ATG and Stratus Solutions

Applied Insight, a market leader in solving complex technology challenges for federal government customers, backed by The Acacia Group, has announced its acquisition of Applied Technology Group (ATG) and Stratus Solutions. These acquisitions strengthen Applied Insight’s advanced cloud, analytics and artificial intelligence capabilities to benefit customers across the intelligence, defense and federal civilian communities.

The addition of ATG and Stratus marks the latest development in AI’s strategy of building an agile mid-market business supporting the federal government. The strategy sees the company combining its mission intimacy with leading-edge capabilities in analytics, cybersecurity, cloud computing and mission IT to navigate customers to technologies that enable better collaboration and decision-making.

“At AI, we’re adept at aligning the right people and technologies with our customers’ missions,” said John Hynes, AI CEO. “We know that the challenges of working with confidence in the cloud and effectively marshaling big data for actionable intelligence are widespread across government. Our new colleagues at ATG and Stratus are highly accomplished problem-solvers and innovators in these fields. We’re particularly encouraged by the potential of what they can do together as part of AI. For example, we’ll be exploring how our cloud governance, machine learning and cyber capabilities can help customers better manage the need for both control and flexibility for their cloud infrastructures at scale. It’s an exciting prospect.”

“ATG and Stratus are important advances in our strategy for AppIied Insight,” said Gavin Long, managing partner in The Acacia Group. “In becoming part of AI, with its broad customer base across the federal government, both ATG and Stratus have a clear route to new federal customers. We’re backing them with R&D investment to further develop their capabilities as customer requirements flex and change. Additionally, they can leverage AI’s support and BD infrastructure to pursue prime full-and-open opportunities. We see great potential in bringing them in to AI to work at the nexus of cloud computing, analytics, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.”

ATG and Stratus bring complementary technologies, talent and expertise to AI’s range of capabilities.

ATG, founded in 2009 and based in Eldersburg, Maryland, is a company with a growing team of around 80 highly skilled software engineers and data specialists with deep roots in the U.S. national security community. Their work involves solving some of the most challenging and complex data analytics problems facing that community today, with the mission of establishing data relevance and insight to help their customers act decisively and at pace. ATG’s analytics expertise extends across machine learning/deep learning, complex algorithm R&D, high-speed data collection and repository building, cloud computing, and DevOps. The company maintains an extensive knowledge of the latest data technologies to help customers navigate to the right tools for their mission.

Stratus Solutions, founded in 2008 and based in Fulton, Maryland, specializes in cloud-at-scale solutions that give customers greater command and control, insight, and security for their public and private cloud deployments. Their team of around 100 people work in many complex and sensitive mission environments, with particular expertise in cloud infrastructure, research and development of analytics, agile DevOps, and intelligent automation. Stratus is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and is experienced with AWS, MS Azure, VMWare, OpenStack and a range of other platforms.

The acquisition of Stratus Solutions was completed in December, and Applied Technology Group was acquired earlier in 2018.

Teneo’s Capital Advisory division acted as exclusive financial adviser to both Stratus Solutions and ATG on the acquisition transactions.

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