GTCR’s Six3 Systems Acquires Ticom Geomatics

Six3 Systems, a provider of intelligence solutions and services to the national security market space, has acquired Ticom Geomatics. Ticom Geomatics is an operator of geolocation and ISR systems and services. McLean, Virginia-headquartered Six3 Systems is backed by Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR.


Six3 Systems, Inc. (“Six3 Systems”), a leading provider of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (“ISR”), Cyber, and Intelligence solutions and services to the national security market space, announced today the acquisition of Ticom Geomatics, Inc. (“TGI”).

TGI is an industry leader in interoperable, mission-ready, precision Geolocation and ISR systems and services. TGI designs, develops, and deploys a suite of highly specialized products and solutions that operate at the core of the Tactical ISR/SIGINT mission and are used throughout the community to identify, track, and target current and emerging threats. With over 180 highly talented and cleared engineers, TGI is at the forefront of providing mission-critical solutions to the Defense and Intelligence ISR market space.

Six3 Systems was formed in April 2009 when GTCR, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm, partnered with Robert Coleman and Jack Pearlstein to build a leading provider of specialized services to the defense intelligence community. TGI is the fourth acquisition the company has completed since its founding.

“TGI’s expertise in Tactical precision Geolocation and COMINT is a perfect complement to our strong capabilities in the National ISR/SIGINT and Cyber market,” said Robert Coleman, President and CEO of Six3 Systems. “Together we will be able to offer our customers comprehensive solutions and services that span from National through Tactical ISR needs and address all elements of the Multi-INT market. This is increasingly important as the National Security community expands its reliance on real-time sensor data to support Activity-Based Intelligence (ABI) requirements.”

“We are all very excited to join with Six3 Systems,” said Mark Leach founder and President/CEO of TGI. “Our Joint Service and National Intelligence Community customers have been looking for TGI to extend our capabilities to support their mission requirements as they move throughout the Cyberspace/SIGINT continuum. Our merger with Six3 achieves that goal.”

About Six3 Systems

Six3 Systems is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. With over 1,400 highly cleared personnel, Six3 is focused on providing strategic and differentiated ISR, Cyber, and Intelligence solutions and services to U.S. national security and defense intelligence communities. For more information about Six3 Systems, email

About GTCR

Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. The Chicago-based firm pioneered the “Leaders Strategy” — finding and partnering with world-class leaders as the critical first step in identifying, acquiring and building market-leading companies through acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $9 billion in over 200 companies.

SOURCE: Six3 Systems, Inc.