Adds Prime Contracts with USSOCOM and DIA to Godspeed’s New Intelligence Solutions Platform
Names Intelligence Industry Finance Executive Scott Crane as Platform CFO
WASHINGTON, DC – January 8, 2024 – Godspeed Capital Management LP (“Godspeed”), a lower middle market Defense & Government services, solutions, and technology focused private equity firm, today announced the acquisition of Cyberspace Solutions LLC (“CSS”) by its Intelligence, AI/ML, and Data Analytics platform Crimson Phoenix. The acquisition brings Crimson Phoenix additional Prime Contracts and coveted relationships with US Special Operations Command and the Defense Intelligence Agency. In connection with the transaction, industry finance veteran Scott Crane will join Crimson Phoenix as Chief Financial Officer.
Crimson Phoenix CEO Ross O’Rourke remarked, “Cyberspace Solutions brings to Crimson Phoenix long-standing customer relationships and Prime contracts with US Special Operations Command and the Defense Intelligence Agency. CSS’ dedicated, experienced, and highly trained and cleared employees will bolster our data-driven intelligence strategy, as they support our country’s national security objectives. We are also thrilled to welcome one of our industry’s most seasoned finance executives, Scott Crane, to Crimson Phoenix as platform CFO. Scott’s previous experience serving as CFO of a private equity-backed platform in the Intelligence and National Security community will further enhance our ability to grow and scale Crimson Phoenix into a leading, multi-faceted intelligence solutions provider for key U.S. agencies and defense partners.”
Scott Crane said, “Partnering with Crimson Phoenix marks a new and exciting chapter for Cyberspace Solutions and our dedicated employees. Becoming an integral part of a broader, more diversified Intelligence platform will provide us with additional resources and new opportunities for growth and expansion. As CFO of Crimson Phoenix, I hope to be able to lend my experience with PE-backed strategies in the Defense and Intelligence community to enhance our financial capabilities across the platform.”
Godspeed Capital was advised by Latham & Watkins LLP. CSS was advised by Chertoff Capital.
About Crimson Phoenix
Crimson Phoenix is a leading digital, data and intelligence analysis and solutions platform designed to support the critical mission requirements of the U.S. Intelligence Community and Special Operations Command. Headquartered in the DC/Virginia area, Crimson Phoenix offers a differentiated suite of mission-critical capabilities and solutions in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, cybersecurity, digital and data enablement, software development, and intelligence targeting and analysis. For more information, please visit www.CrimsonPhoenix.com
About Godspeed Capital Partners
Godspeed Capital is a lower middle-market Defense & Government services, solutions, and technology focused private equity firm investing alongside forward-thinking management teams that seek an experienced and innovative investment partner with unique sector expertise, operational insight, and flexible capital for growth. While a typical investment will involve companies generating approximately $3 million to $30 million of EBITDA, Godspeed Capital has significant support to complete larger transactions through strategic co-invest relationships. The firm focuses on control buyouts, buy-and-builds, corporate carve-outs, and special situations. For more information, please visit the Godspeed Capital website at www.godspeedcm.com.
For Godspeed Capital:
Alex Jeffrey/Sara Widmann
Gasthalter & Co.