PE-backed Tyto buys IITC

Tyto Athene, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners has acquired Island Information Technology Consultants Inc, a provider of mission-critical unified communications solutions to the intelligence community. No financial terms were disclosed.


WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tyto Athene, LLC (“Tyto” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners (“Arlington Capital”), today announced the acquisition of Island Information Technology Consultants, Inc. (“IITC”), a leading provider of mission-critical unified communications solutions to the Intelligence Community. IITC was founded in 2004 by Dennis and Patti Powell. The rest of the management team, including Matt Vorsteg, Director of Operations, and Matthew Graham, Director of Business Development, will continue to lead the IITC business as part of Tyto Athene.

Michael Lustbader, a Managing Partner at Arlington, said, “We have been very impressed with the organization that Dennis, Patti, Matt, and Matthew have built serving a highly demanding customer. We are excited about the combination of IITC with Tyto Athene and believe both businesses share the same intense focus on the customer and mission. This focus will allow the combined business to continue driving value for all of the Company’s stakeholders.”

“The combination of Tyto Athene and IITC enables us to create significantly greater value in our client’s decision-making capabilities and processes,” said Jeff Murray, CEO of Tyto Athene. “IITC brings tremendous capabilities, people, values, and mission awareness that combined can be used across the entire Tyto Athene portfolio to create better outcomes for our customers.”

Gordon Auduong, a Vice President of Arlington Capital, said, “The addition of IITC allows Tyto Athene to continue enhancing its strategic focus on recurring managed services contracts, providing the business with increased revenue visibility, while at the same time expanding its customer base. Additionally, we are excited by the opportunity to augment IITC’s existing capabilities with Tyto Athene’s and provide a broader set of services to IITC’s end customer.”

About Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, D.C.-area private equity firm that has managed $2.2 billion of committed capital via four investment funds, including Arlington’s fourth and most recent $700 million fund. Arlington is focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries, including: government services and technology, aerospace/defense, healthcare, and business services and software. The firm’s professionals and network have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enable 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.

About Tyto Athene
Tyto Athene is a full service systems integrator focused on helping clients accelerate their ability to make decisions by providing ubiquitous and secure access to enterprise information throughout their operating environment. Tyto Athene uses a myriad of technologies, innovative thinking, and proven processes to deliver successful outcomes for its clients worldwide. To learn more about Tyto Athene please visit