CoVant is an investor group established by Joseph Kampf and other former senior executives of Anteon International Corporation. This team grew Anteon from a $100 million company when acquired in 1996 to a $1.7 billion company when sold in 2006 to General Dynamics for $2.2 billion. CoVant was formed for the purpose of acquiring and growing companies in the federal technology solutions marketplace, and, in 2012, teamed with Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC on behalf of its Fund VI entity (“MDP”) to pursue such acquisitions.
MDP, based in Chicago, is one of the most experienced and successful private equity investment firms in the United States. Since MDP’s formation in 1992, the firm has raised six funds with aggregate capital of over $18 billion and has completed investments in over 120 companies. MDP invests in businesses across a broad spectrum of industries, including business and government services, basic industries, telecom, media and technology services, consumer, financial services and health care.
In 2008, CoVant completed its first acquisition post-Anteon, A-T Solutions, Inc. (“ATS”). ATS is a leading anti-terrorism company focused on enhancing the safety and security of our nation. Over the next 7 years, CoVant expanded ATS’s capabilities and customers by providing additional capital and advice to ATS, which completed four acquisitions and grew its annual revenue from $34 million to $200 million. In 2015, CoVant completed a successful exit from ATS with its sale to PAE.
In 2014, CoVant acquired LGS Innovations LLC (“LGS”) from its parent company, Alcatel-Lucent. This was CoVant’s first acquisition partnered with MDP. LGS delivers next generation solutions that solve the most complex networking and communications challenges facing the U.S. federal government, state and local governments, foreign governments, and commercial enterprises worldwide.
CoVant is actively seeking to acquire companies and partner with management teams to create additional platform companies focused on applying CoVant’s organic growth-based value creation model. CoVant. Creating Value Together.