Novetta Solutions, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, has acquired Global News Intelligence, a sentiment and influence analytics firm that supports commercial and government clients in the US and abroad.
“Global News Intelligence is a great fit for Novetta, providing both a differentiated technology solution and new customers that are highly complementary. This acquisition reinforces Novetta’s position as a leader in advanced analytics to leading government agencies and commercial firms,” said Michael Lustbader, a Partner at Arlington Capital.
Global News Intelligence (GNI) provides open source intelligence analytics to the Department of Defense, the Department of State and commercial customers. The company’s products and services allow users to quantify shifts in sentiment, influence and rhetoric across social and traditional media. GNI has supported clients in aerospace, energy, finance, mining, defense and major political campaigns in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Following the acquisition, GNI will continue to be managed within Novetta by GNI Founder Bryan Rich and GNI CEO Matthew Ennis. The company employs more than 50 professionals across the US, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and South Asia and has offices in Albuquerque, NM and Montpelier, VT (www.globalni.com).
Novetta provides advanced analytics technology services to US Government and commercial enterprises working with massive quantities of data, focusing primarily on cyber, identity and social analytics challenges. The company has approximately 500 employees and is based in McLean, VA (www.novetta.com).
“We are excited to welcome the entire GNI team to Novetta. GNI is an excellent technology partner for Novetta and will allow us to expand our presence in the sentiment analytics and open source intelligence markets,” said Novetta CEO Peter LaMontagne. “GNI’s innovative approach to traditional and social media analytics and open source intelligence combines deep subject matter expertise with scalable technology that maps very well to Novetta’s advanced analytics solutions.”
Arlington Capital Partners has $1.5 billion of committed capital and focuses on buyouts and recapitalizations of companies valued from $50 million to $500 million. Sectors of interest include aerospace and defense, government services and software, healthcare services, business services, and education and training. The firm is based in Washington, DC (www.arlingtoncap.com).
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