November 2, 2020  |  Culture  |  News

Markon Solutions Acquires Armatus Solutions, Expanding Capabilities

Integrating the Information Technology Government Contractor Expands Markon’s Capabilities, as well as Client & Partner Relationships

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Markon Solutions (Markon) announced today that it acquired Armatus Solutions (Armatus) — a small government contracting firm that provides systems engineering, information technology professional services, and related support to the Intelligence Community. The acquisition of Armatus by Markon represents the joining of two like-minded organizations resulting in a powerhouse of the best talent, innovative processes, and integrated professional services in the industry.  

Due to the collaborative approach taken by the two companies, this acquisition will be largely transparent to Armatus customers and employees. Customers should expect no noticeable change in personnel, service, or support, as Armatus team members will continue to support their clients’ missions under the Markon brand with minimal change to day-to-day operations, and Armatus support commitments will be honored.

This acquisition has many benefits to both Markon and Armatus, but the four main business cases are: adding outstanding new team members to Markon; supporting Markon’s growth goals; expanding Markon’s work with existing customers and furthering existing partner relationships; and bolstering Markon’s growing enterprise IT solution.

Markon President and CEO Matt Dean pledged to take care of Armatus employees and customers, as both companies value employee and customer satisfaction as top priorities. “We are thrilled to welcome the Armatus Solutions personnel onto Team Markon. This outstanding group of new team members will help broaden Markon’s subject matter expertise and skill sets. Since 2007, we have worked to cultivate Markon’s culture as a great place to work and I am confident we have a lot to offer our new team members,” said Dean.

“Armatus Solutions views joining Team Markon as the best next step for our people, enabling us to meet the increasingly complex needs of our customers and employees more quickly and proficiently,” stated Armatus’ Patrick Cross. “We will benefit greatly from the additional resources Markon brings to the table and are confident that our business objectives will remain aligned."

Markon Vice President Ray Carney noted, "bringing Armatus into the Markon Solutions family catapults Markon forward in our ability to expand upon our excellence. Markon and Armatus have unique, complementary cultures that will allow us to stretch professionally and learn from one another."

Rock Hall Partners LLC was the exclusive sell-side advisor to Armatus. This is Markon’s first acquisition after a three-year program to source and evaluate companies of Armatus Solutions’ size. Markon also worked with Aronson and Greenberg Traurig as part of the buyer team.

About Armatus Solutions

Armatus Solutions proudly serves the current needs of U.S. government and intelligence and defense industry customers while helping address the future challenges for the nation’s defense and intelligence communities. Armatus Solutions is composed of individuals with security clearances at the highest levels of the United States government. Because Armatus’ team members are dedicated, driven, educated, and experienced, customers rely on our associates to address the most complex challenges—in locations around the globe. Armatus Solutions is a small business based in Northern Virginia.

About Markon Solutions

Founded in 2007, Markon Solutions is a nationally recognized professional services firm headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. We have employees across the US and overseas in South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Our professionals support commercial clients, as well as intelligence, defense, civil, and state/local government agencies and higher education institutions. Markon specializes in financial management, acquisition management, security consulting, enterprise technology management, training services, and facilities support. We are consistently recognized on the ENR Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee and Program Management Firms, Washington Post Top Workplaces, and Best Places to Work in Virginia lists. For more information, please explore www.markonsolutions.com.

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Juliana Lee

Juliana Lee

Juliana Lee joined Markon in 2018 as a Lead Associate, and brings over 10 years of marketing, communications, and design experience to our team. She oversees the strategy, management, and execution for all of Markon's internal and external communications and marketing initiatives. A DC area native, Juliana holds a BA in Communications from the University of Maryland College Park (Go Terps!), as well as certifications from HubSpot in Inbound Methodology and Inbound Marketing. Prior to joining Markon, she led marketing communications for Meridian Imaging Solutions, a Konica Minolta company. A recipient of the Gold President's Volunteer Service Award from President Obama, Juliana is passionate about giving back to the local community. She is an active member of the Markon Cares corporate philanthropy group and supports Markon's STEM outreach initiatives. Outside of work, she is an active volunteer for A Space of Her Own, which empowers under-served girls through arts, carpentry, and creative one-to-one mentoring.