News: Press Release
Offit Kurman Represents IntelliGenesis LLC on Buy-Side of CybatiWorks Deal
For Immediate Release
Columbia, MD | February 12, 2021
Offit Kurman attorneys, Michael N. Mercurio, Julia Taylor, and Andres Vera recently closed a buy-side transaction on behalf of Intelligenesis LLC, a veteran and woman-owned small business in Columbia, Maryland, of CybatiWorks, an Illinois-based company. The acquisition at expanded IntelliGenesis' cybersecurity capabilities and defense for critical infrastructure.
IntelliGenesis has much expertise in national security, and CybatiWorks offered intelligence in the cyber-physical threat sector. Ultimately, the combination of the two firms will enable not only expansion, but an opportunity for further national security missions across the U.S. Government agencies such as the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and commercial markets. It will also raise national awareness and provide cybersecurity countermeasures while strengthening and expanding the various existing partnerships already in place.
“The acquisition of CybatiWorks by IntelliGenesis added further depth to their national security practice of IntelliGenesis; the fit was excellent! Both parties put in much effort to join forces.”, said Michael N. Mercurio, Esq.
At Offit Kurman, Michael N. Mercurio is a leading attorney in the field of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He serves as outside general counsel in buy-side and sell-side M&A, as well as in all aspects of corporate law and transactional matters. As a strategic partner to firm clients, Mr. Mercurio regularly counsels entrepreneurial individuals and assorted entities on the many challenges, issues, and opportunities companies face throughout the business lifecycle—from start-up to eventual exit.
Julia V. Taylor is a Principal attorney and Practice Group Leader for the Business Law and Transactions group. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, corporate governance, as well as general corporate law. She helps clients with the formation and initial capitalization of business entities, including entity selection, founder agreements, employee confidentiality agreements, subscription agreements, incentive equity plans, shareholder agreements, and operating agreements. Ms. Taylor also serves as outside general counsel to clients, providing advice on a diverse range of issues that impact a company, such as employment, licensing, and intellectual property matters.
Andrés Vera’s practice is concentrated on federal contracting and general corporate law. With a focus on small business government contracting, he is well-positioned to advise start-ups and small businesses seeking to enter the complex federal procurement landscape. His experience as a former clerk in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Procurement Law allows him to counsel clients on compliance with the agency’s 8(a), HUBZone, Woman-Owned, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) programs. He also advises federal contractors and subcontractors in bid protests, contract disputes with federal agencies, and general corporate administration.
To learn more about recent deals closed for clients of the firm, and get in touch with an Offit Kurman M&A attorney, visit offitkurman.com.
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