Integrated Data Services has sold a majority stake to Arlington Capital Partners
Integrated Data Services
Integrated Data Services (IDS) is an industry-leading provider of a mission-critical software platform and related support and development services to the federal government. The company’s flagship software offering serves as the cornerstone of program portfolio and financial management operations in the Department of Defense (DoD), providing a significant value proposition through the automation of day-to-day business processes and utilization of data analytics to facilitate oversight of and transparency into contract requirements and execution. IDS is a longstanding, trusted partner to the largest organizations within the DoD.
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to IDS, working closely with the company’s shareholders and management team throughout the transaction. Lincoln provided significant transaction advice and government technology (GovTech) expertise while closely managing all aspects of the process, including the preparatory, marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Chris Gresh, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group, commented, “It has been a pleasure to work with IDS’ founders and management team to help them achieve this milestone deal as part of the company’s continued journey. They have found a great partner in Arlington to continue executing on their goal of being a premier mission-critical solutions provider to the federal government.”
Griffin Bealle, Managing Director in Lincoln’s TMT group, added, “Exceptional GovTech companies like IDS that have established themselves as a partner-of-choice with the federal government and maintain best-in-class performance metrics continue to garner robust interest in the market. We look forward to seeing IDS’ continued success in partnership with Arlington going forward.”
Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington is a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm that has managed approximately $7 billion in capital commitments. Arlington is focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries including government services and technology, aerospace and defense, healthcare, business services and software. The firm’s professionals and network have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enable Arlington to be a value-added investor. Arlington invests in companies in partnership with high-quality management teams that are motivated to establish and / or advance their company’s position as a leading competitor in their field.
Lincoln's strategic advice and knowledge of the GovTech ecosystem were instrumental to delivering a premium outcome for IDS’ shareholders and management team. As a founder-owned business, Lincoln's knowledge of the mergers and acquisitions market, potential buyer universe and extensive resources were a significant differentiator in getting us to a successful deal.
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