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    November 2, 2020

    Markon Acquires Armatus Solutions, Expanding Capabilities

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

    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

    Markon is a national consulting firm with a federal government focus, specializing in enterprise technology, financial, and program and construction management for the intelligence community and civilian, and defense agencies. Our team helps solve the nation’s most important challenges with expertise, resilience, and our award-winning culture. Markon brings a fresh approach and deep dedication to what matters most – supporting our people and advancing our clients’ missions. Markon is consistently recognized on the Energage Top Workplaces USA list, as well as ENR’s Top 50 Program Management and Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firms lists. Markon is also a 2021 and 2022 HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion awardee and was the first GEN (Gender Equity Now) certified organization on the East Coast and in the government services industry. Markon is a portfolio company of Sterling Investment Partners. Learn more at


    Juliana Lee, CSM®

    Juliana brings over 15 years of marketing, communications, and design experience to Markon. She leads marketing and communications in addition to supporting a variety of corporate initiatives. She holds a MA in Communication from the University of Maryland.

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