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KCB Management Acquires ISIS

KCB Management has acquired Integrated Systems Improvement Services (ISIS), a Sierra Vista, Ariz.-based provider of specialty services to federal agencies, prime contractors and corporations. No financial terms were disclosed.


KCB Management, Inc. (KCB), a private investment firm, partnered with a team of defense industry veterans in the acquisition of Integrated Systems Improvement Services (ISIS), a leading provider of specialty services to federal agencies, prime contractors and corporations worldwide. The transaction closed on December 31, 2009.

KCB partnered with Don Wright (CEO), Luis Vega (VP of Business Development) and the current ISIS’s management team to acquire ISIS. Wright and Vega bring years of industry experience, distinguished reputations and track-records of success. Wright and Vega intend to provide a superior level of service and support to ISIS’ current customers and utilize their industry experience and contacts to build ISIS through organic and acquisition growth.

Based in Sierra Vista, Arizona, ISIS is leading provider of support services to the Department of Defense (DoD) and prime contractors for Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) throughout the United States, Middle East and Southwest Asia. These support services include instructional & training support, technical support, and Advisory & Assistance Services (AAS) Support. ISIS’ 180 employees are generally highly skilled ex-military personnel with domain experience, a history of deployment to current war zones and high level security clearances. ISIS is an employer of choice for its areas of expertise for these highly trained personnel. ISIS is a provider of services to premier DoD contracts including Warfighter FOCUS and GENESIS III.

“It was important for us to find a partner that had both the financial expertise and the operational experience to guide us through our transaction and to structure our Company for growth. With KCB Management we have partners with a solid reputation and integrity who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and help with the work or to provide the resources that we need to build a world class company.”

– Don Wright /President & CEO of ISIS, Inc.

Wright and Vega’s experience and contacts provide ISIS with the ability to utilize its core competencies to fully penetrate all branches of the DoD as well as OGA (Other Government Agencies) and Corporate customers. Wright and Vega supervised, managed, and served on numerous OGA contracts operating in the Middle East, Europe, South America, Asia and Africa in the protection of U.S. National interests. Mr. Wright was President & CEO of Pacific Aerospace & Electronics, Inc, a company he founded and ran from 1990 until 2006. Mr. Vega had a distinguished military and covert operations career as well as significant experience executing contracts for federal and prime contractors in security management.
Base Horner of Ventana Capital LLC represented the seller in this transaction. MDB Capital and Confluence Capital represented the Buyer in the transaction.

For more information on KCB and this transaction, please contact Lorin Knell (626-768-7977) or Bob Blair (626-768-7978).

KCB Management, founded in 1986, is a long-term control investor in growing small to medium sized businesses.KCB invests in small to mid-sized companies in the Western U.S. with sustainable competitive advantages, historically stable-to-growing revenue and EBITDA (less than $5 million), and unique products and services. Please see our deal criteria. KCB’s investment perspective and our commitment of personal, rather than third-party, capital differentiate us from traditional private equity firms. We offer sellers significant liquidity today while providing long-term continuity to their businesses. This philosophy allows KCB to build strong relationships with management and nurture solid, growing portfolio companies without the pressures of a short exit time frame.
KCB’s other holdings include: Kadel’s Auto Body, the 10th largest auto body services provider in the U.S.; SNRE, a portfolio of 48 skilled nursing facilities; and Ulta Cosmetics, a leading chain of specialty retail stores focused on salons cosmetics and fragrances.

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KCB Management’s sister fund, KCB Real Estate will partner on acquisitions with significant real estate holdings. We are a buy-and-hold investor with a portfolio containing over 1 million square feet of leasable area, including shopping centers, multi-family residential, and healthcare facilities. We acquire properties where redevelopment, repositioning, and/or retenanting can create significant value.