Arlington Capital’s Novetta buys GNI

Novetta, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, has acquired Global News Intelligence. No financial terms were disclosed. GNI is an analytics provider for commercial and government clients.


WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Novetta Solutions, LLC (“Novetta”), a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, today announced the acquisition of Global News Intelligence (“GNI”), a sentiment and influence analytics firm that supports commercial and government clients in the US and abroad. Novetta provides advanced analytics technology solutions to US Government and commercial enterprises working with massive quantities of data, focusing primarily on cyber, identity and social analytics challenges.

GNI is a recognized innovator in the open source intelligence analytics market supporting the Department of Defense, the Department of State and commercial customers. GNI employs 50 professionals across the US, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Demand for GNI’s solutions has seen significant growth, as open source intelligence analytics has become mission critical for military and diplomatic engagement under ‘soft power’ and stabilization operations. For business and government customers, GNI’s technology solutions help clients geospatially quantify and understand sentiment, influence and rhetoric across social and traditional media in targeted markets.

Novetta CEO Peter B. LaMontagne commented, “We are very 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. 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.”

GNI CEO Matthew Ennis added, “This is the right time for us to join forces with a company like Novetta that shares our vision and commitment to innovation. The integration of our respective capabilities makes great sense in consideration of the emerging requirements of our customers. Novetta’s world-class technology will allow us to scale quickly, invest more in our technology and address a wider customer base.”

Michael Lustbader, a Partner at Arlington Capital, added, “GNI 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.”

Following the acquisition, GNI will continue to be managed within Novetta by GNI Founder Bryan Rich and GNI CEO Matthew Ennis. The companies plan to integrate Novetta and GNI technology solutions to enhance offerings to their respective customers. Terms of the transaction were not released.

About Novetta Solutions
Headquartered in McLean, VA with over 500 employees across the US, Novetta has over two decades of experience solving problems of national significance through advanced analytics for government and commercial enterprises worldwide. Novetta’s Cyber Analytics, Identity Analytics and Social Analytics capabilities enable customers to find clarity from the complexity of ‘big data’ at the scale and speed needed to drive enterprise and mission success. Visit for more information.

About GNI
GNI delivers critical insights to global customers through its powerful, proprietary technology that geospatially quantifies shifts in sentiment, influence and rhetoric across social and traditional media. GNI globally deploys media specialists in support of client requirements, and has more than a decade of experience providing highly individualized quantitative and qualitative analysis in support of complex political and commercial requirements. GNI has supported clients in aerospace, energy, finance, mining, defense and major political campaigns in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Visit for more information.

About Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm with $1.5 billion of committed capital focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries including: government contracting, federal and commercial IT and engineering services, aerospace/defense, healthcare services, education & training, and business services & outsourcing. The firm’s professionals and network have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enables 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 leading competitors in their field.