Culmen International Acquires Centrifuge Systems
Culmen expands analytics and big data discovery technology with acquisition
WASHINGTON, January 15, 2019 — Culmen International, LLC, a premier provider of technical, management and logistics services worldwide, announced today that it has acquired Tysons Corner, Virginia-based Centrifuge Systems, a leading provider of next generation big data business intelligence and visualization software. The combined business will operate under the Culmen International brand and provide a significantly expanded suite of technology capabilities.
“At the core of the latest acquisition are highly valuable data analytics capabilities that will allow Culmen to further expand its technology and services solutions in big data discovery, advanced analytics, geospatial intelligence and link analysis,” said Dan Berkon, founder and CEO of Culmen. “Centrifuge has a proven history of supporting the Intelligence Community, Defense Department, Homeland Security, civilian and state / local agencies, and commercial organizations’ critical missions, from detecting cyber threats, to uncovering fraud, insider threats, health risks and beyond. We’re proud to continue to support their missions.”
Centrifuge Systems supports some of the most demanding applications in the world, including counter-terrorism, cyber security, homeland defense, and financial crimes analysis. The company’s combined technology capabilities will now include big data discovery, link analysis, advanced analytics visualization, intelligence analysis, Internet of Things (IoT) and agile software engineering.
The Centrifuge team will be part of Culmen’s Technology Solutions Division under the leadership of Mark Dumas, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). “Culmen is now positioned to deliver advanced technology solutions that merge big data analytics and subject matter expertise to meet the rapidly and constantly changing needs of our customers,” said Dumas.
“Culmen is the right partner for Centrifuge, and we’re excited to join their team,” said Simita Bose, Board Director of Centrifuge and Partner at Novak Biddle Venture Partners. “Centrifuge’s mission is to build innovative technology that transforms data into knowledge and makes our world more secure. The combination of Culmen’s robust services with Centrifuge’s advanced software accelerates imperative customer missions worldwide.”
During acquisition negotiations, Culmen was represented by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP while Centrifuge was represented by Morrison & Foerster LLP.
About Culmen International
Culmen International is committed to enhancing international security, strengthening homeland defense, and optimizing government operations. We provide technical and management expertise, develop innovative technology solutions, and deliver logistics, training and language services worldwide. With experience in over 100 countries, Culmen supports our clients to accomplish critical missions in challenging environments.
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