G Squared Advises Alder on its Sale to ATS

Acclaim Technical Services, a leader in specialized operational support, technology solutions, and language-enabled services to the U.S. Intelligence Community announced today that it has acquired Alder Technology Corporation, a Chantilly, Virginia-based provider of high-end network engineering, network security, and data management services and solutions supporting the national security mission. The combination of the two firms firmly establishes ATS a critical middle market company in the core IC landscape. Building upon the previous additions of Global Consulting Services (2019), Axis of Engineering (2020), Entegra Systems (2021), and OASIC Engineering LLC (2023), the acquisition of Alder cements ATS’ strategic expansion into technology offerings that support mission critical national security objectives.

Dave Cerne, ATS Chief Executive Officer (CEO), stated “We have worked alongside the Alder team for years and have been impressed with the quality of personnel and solutions they bring to our collective customers’ hardest missions. We are thrilled to add them to the ATS family – enabling us to further support our customers’ needs, particularly around secure computing and network operations. Together, we will have nearly 600 talented professionals supporting the most complex national security missions.”

Alder Technology, founded in 2012, specializes in providing mission IT services, focusing on Tier 1-3 networks, systems, and cybersecurity solutions for the Intelligence Community. With a 10+ year history of innovation, Alder offers round-the-clock operational support and transformative technology integration. Current initiatives encompass software-defined networking (SDN), Cloud adoption, network automation, advanced cybersecurity, insider threat detection, and AI/ML workload infrastructure support. By leveraging integrated virtualization and cloud utilization, Alder acts as a catalyst for the widespread adoption of automation technologies to optimize customer operations, enhance efficiency, and maximize productivity with limited resources. This transformative approach not only streamlines processes and reduces operational costs but also elevates the customer experience, making client networks and systems more agile and secure.

“Alder leadership and staff are excited to join the ATS family. We believe the strong cultural alignment to ATS means our employees will continue to thrive and that together we will find new ways to support our customers. The Alder leadership team looks forward to the new capabilities, particularly in operational and language-enabled services, that we can bring to bear on our client’s missions as well,” said Alan Young, Alder Chief Executive Officer.

G Squared Capital Partners served as the investment bank to Alder Technology. Legal counsel for Alder was DLA Piper. ATS legal counsel was Holland & Knight. Banking Services provided by Pinnacle Financial.