After establishing itself within several government agencies, including the Army, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Transportation (DOT), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Subsystem Technologies, Inc. was looking to acquire a company to strengthen its current capabilities and competitiveness in cyber security and software engineering and expand within the Intelligence marketplace. . Meanwhile, Annapolis-based government contractor Alapko, Inc. was seeking a strategic partner to support its continued growth within the Intelligence marketplace. The fit was natural.
“Alapko is an outstanding company that provides a perfect strategic fit for our business,” said Subsystem Technologies, Inc. CEO Sam Malhotra. “John Kovach and Matt Zerphy have built an outstanding team that provides excellent customer service and leading-edge technologies key to critical customer missions.”
Offit Kurman attorney and Chair of the firm’s Business Law and Transactions Practice Group Michael. N Mercurio represented Alapko as it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Subsystem Technologies, Inc.
“Matt Zerphy and John Kovach, the principals of Alapko, were a pleasure to work with as they understood the intense demands required of the legal transaction,” said Mercurio. “Matt and John balanced their time appropriately and never lost sight of the goals – managing their business to not miss a beat while satisfying the rigors demanded by the buyer. Matt and John are first class businessmen and entrepreneurs. The buyer is lucky to have them join its team.”
Terms of the acquisition were not made public.
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