NEW YORK, July 18, 2016 – CM Equity Partners (“CMEP”), in partnership with SPA’s founder and existing management, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (“SPA”).

Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, SPA is a pure professional services company supporting senior-level U.S. government officials with the resources and options to execute on complex decisions in support of their mission, which often involves key aspects of national security.  SPA’s primary services include program management and strategic planning support, policy review and vulnerability assessment, investment prioritization, systems engineering and integration, modeling and simulation, acquisition and operational support. SPA’s services are primarily with the U.S. Navy (including Strategic Systems Programs), the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Services activities and other branches of the U.S. military.

About CM Equity Partners

CM Equity Partners is one of the most experienced private equity firms providing growth capital, funding management buyouts and supporting recapitalizations in the Federal services and aerospace and defense sectors. Since its founding in 1992, CMEP has made more than 70 acquisitions and investments and has been responsible for managing $500 million of equity investments and raising $1.1 billion in debt.  CMEP’s team brings an active and collaborative management approach to its investments by partnering with management teams to build value in our investment companies by leveraging our industry knowledge, relationships, operating experience, and our corporate finance, M&A and private equity expertise.  We are flexible with our investment horizon and investment position (majority or minority) and will invest across a broad spectrum of the capital structure, including equity, structured equity and mezzanine debt.

CMEP is associated with Carl Marks & Co., a private family investment office with merchant banking activities dating to 1925.