Deal Announcements

It’s been a big month!  Two deal announcements for closings over the past few weeks.  Big congratulations to Matt Whitaker who advised on both.

Deep Learning Analytics acquired by General Dynamics Mission Systems

Our client Deep Learning Analytics (DLA) was acquired by GDMS.  DLA has extensive expertise in artificial intelligence including data science, research, machine learning, predictive analytics and software engineering. The company specializes in deploying deep learning algorithms on small and power efficient appliances and mobile devices. The company provides understandable data-driven answers to pressing business and research questions in the fields of energy, defense, education, social policy, biology and e-commerce by drawing on better data, better machine learning, and better insights.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Matt Whitaker lead the transaction for Quantive.

CKA Acquired

Quantive’s client CKA, LLC has been acquired.  CKA is a federal contractor providing a range of IT services, to include cyber security, enterprise data center operations, and cloud computing.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Matt Whitaker lead the transaction for Quantive.

 

About Quantive

Quantive is a veteran owned and operated financial services firm. We help entrepreneurs in a range of matters related to corporate value: business valuation, value growth, and M&A advisory. We have over 15 years of experience in a wide range of industries with a focus on the lower middle market.

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