DC Advisory* acted as a financial advisor to Ares Management and Sotera Defense Solutions (“Sotera”) in Sotera’s sale to The KeyW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: KEYW; “KeyW”) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $235 million.

Sotera is an agile national security technology company privately owned by funds managed by Ares Management that delivers systems, solutions and services in support of critical missions and programs of Civilian Agencies, Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, Department of Homeland Security, federal law enforcement agencies and other parts of the federal government charged with ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

The combination will create a differentiated, pure-play Intelligence Community-focused provider of scale that offers a high-end portfolio of products and services in support of the most difficult and complex national security and counterterrorism missions.

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