Enlightenment Capital invests in Expression Networks

Enlightenment Capital has made an investment in Washington, D.C.-based Expression Networks, a provider of electromagnetic spectrum management solutions, automation and visualization technology, software engineering and data analytics to the national security community. No financial terms were disclosed.


Chevy Chase, Maryland – September 16, 2019: Enlightenment Capital, an Aerospace, Defense & Government focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, announced it has made a strategic investment in Expression Networks through its newly raised Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) fund. Expression is a provider of tailored and integrated electromagnetic spectrum management solutions, automation and visualization technology, software engineering, and data analytics to the national security community. The investment will support Expression’s growth strategy by providing financial resources and strategic support, as it looks to build on its success to date. Expression was named the fastest-growing small business government contractor in the area in 2018.

Founded in 1997 and based in Washington, DC, Expression provides high-end software engineering, spectrum analysis, and other spectrum engineering services to support mission planning for the DoD as well as providing integrated medical logistics support for the full range of DoD health care delivery business needs.

“Abir Ray (Founder) and his team have built an incredibly technical and focused set of capabilities that help assess, plan, and defend the rapidly growing electromagnetic spectrum domain,” said Devin Talbott, Managing Partner of Enlightenment Capital. “We are excited to partner with Expression and help the business continue to meet the challenges of their growing customer base.”

“Enlightenment’s sector focus makes them an ideal partner as we continue to expand the business and write the next chapter in our company’s story. Our dedicated team provides perpetual innovation to our customers and this partnership will accelerate and deepen that innovation,” said Abir Ray, Founder.

About Expression Networks
Founded in 1997, Expression Networks is a provider of customized spectrum and engineering solutions based in Washington, DC that specializes in integrated information technology, automation technology, software engineering, data analytics, and electromagnetic spectrum management solutions for the federal government. For more information, visit corp.expr.net.

About Enlightenment Capital
Enlightenment Capital, a Washington, DC area based private investment firm, provides senior debt, mezzanine debt, and equity to middle market companies in the Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) sector. The firm partners with businesses that provide vital services, protect critical infrastructure, innovate cyber and data solutions, enhance decision making capabilities, engineer aerospace systems, safeguard national security, and endeavor to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.enlightenment-cap.com.