Creating Value Together

  • Department of Defense
    Department of Defense
  • Information Technology
    Information Technology
  • Special Operations
    Special Operations
  • Homeland Security
    Homeland Security
  • Cyber Security - Cloud Computing - Large Scale Data Management
    Cyber Security - Cloud Computing - Large Scale Data Management
  • C4ISR
  • Intelligence Community
    Intelligence Community


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.  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.  CoVant expanded ATS’s capabilities and customers by providing additional capital and advice to ATS to complete the acquisitions of Accelligence, LLC, Trancite Logic Systems, Innovative Technologies Systems, Inc., and Greenline Systems, Inc.  In the first four years CoVant has owned ATS, it has grown from $34 million in trailing annual revenue to over $200 million in annual revenue.

CoVant was formed for the purpose of acquiring and growing companies in the federal technology solutions marketplace, and has 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 approximately 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.

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.

CoVant makes and oversees targeted equity investments in companies providing advanced solutions for the national defense, homeland security, information technology, and government technology services markets. CoVant can move quickly to structure its investments on terms that satisfy the objectives of both seller and buyer. CoVant establishes long-term partnerships with strong executive management teams, creating significant equity ownership opportunities in the enterprise to create incentives and align interests.