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The Acacia Group Makes First Technology Investment with Acquisition of Intelligent Decisions


Leading Federal IT provider will leverage Acacia investment and
operational support to split products and services businesses

Acacia Group
, the investment firm that recently acquired
Intelligent Decisions, the Ashburn-based U.S. federal government
technology contractor, has today announced a strategic split and
rebranding of Intelligent Decisions' products and services businesses.
The Acacia Group has invested capital and established new operational
infrastructure to form two standalone companies which will be strongly
positioned to accelerate growth and provide more value to customers.

The Acacia Group has split Intelligent Decisions into two standalone
companies: ID
, the products business which pairs partner
technologies with supportive acquisition strategies to enable government
agencies to achieve mission success, and Applied
, the professional services business with a diverse team
of technology and process specialists dedicated to solving complex
technology problems for customers.

"We acquired Intelligent Decisions because of the outstanding reputation
of its people among Intelligence Community (IC), DoD and civilian
Federal agency customers and its alignment with our ‘enabling
technology' investment focus," said Gavin Long, partner at The Acacia
Group. "Having achieved this first step in our investment strategy, we
are actively pursuing other acquisitions that provide differentiated
capabilities, including advanced analytics and software development. Our
mission is to create a leading middle-market company that operates at
the nexus of people, technology and intelligence."

Chris Oliver, who has held several key positions at Intelligent
Decisions for the past decade, most recently as VP, Federal Sales, will
serve as President of ID Technologies. Applied Insight will be led by
Greg Walker, President, who joined Intelligent Decisions in 2008 and
recently held the position of Senior VP, Professional Services. Both
Oliver and Walker bring a wealth of operational and leadership
experience in the Federal IT market.

The creation of ID Technologies and Applied Insight will enable both
companies to compete on a level playing field in their respective
markets and operate more efficiently through a shared services model to
capitalize on growing opportunities across core practice areas including
data analytics, application development, Cloud operations,
cybersecurity, mobility and Internet of Things (IoT). Each business will
have the freedom to develop new strategies, partnerships and
propositions tailored to the specific contexts and goals of customers
across the Federal government, and to cultivate and support a strong
entrepreneurial culture.

Long adds: "Our philosophy is founded on providing access to capital
along with our business and corporate development expertise to empower
entrepreneurs to fulfill their vision and achieve significant growth.
Intelligent Decisions provides us with the platform upon which to
realize that vision. The Federal space is particularly appealing as we
see opportunities to invest in businesses that understand how people,
process and technology can harmonize to positively impact the customer's
mission, and we look forward to announcing further additions to the
Acacia portfolio in due course."

About Acacia Group

The Acacia Group is led by a seasoned team of investors and operators
with a distinct investment strategy. We are driven by the belief that
advances in technology should be geared to enabling better human
decision making and collaboration in solving complex problems. Through
our portfolio, we aim to empower people in government and business to
work together more effectively in making sense of complexity and
achieving mission success. We invest in technology entrepreneurs who
share that vision, bringing the capital, experience and relationships to
take their business to new heights. For additional information, visit

About ID Technologies

ID Technologies has a clear mission – to make it simpler for our Federal
Government customers to buy and use IT that's fit for their purpose.
That means combining capability and security with the best time-to-value
approach to deliver practical IT solutions. We're supported by a select
group of technology partners, each with truly differentiated
capabilities and a shared commitment to achieving the pragmatic outcomes
that our customers need. We have been an IT partner to the US Federal
Government for over twenty years, operating first as the products
division of Intelligent Decisions and now as ID Technologies. For
additional information, visit

About Applied Insight

At Applied Insight, we leave no stone unturned in solving our customers'
technology challenges. Supporting the Federal Government with the
strongest mission focus, our solutions empower people to collaborate
more effectively in delivering services vital to the nation. Our unique
approach to information technology considers people first. We make it
our job to understand our customer's mission and the user's reality
right from the start, combining technology and process to deliver what
customers really need to succeed – from adaptation to innovation –
drawing on our long experience of supporting the US Defense,
Intelligence and Federal Civilian communities. For additional
information, visit

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