Ashburn-Based CIS Acquired by Indiana Private Equity Firm


By Rich Griset, Virginia Business

On April 20, Indianapolis-based private equity firm Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Co. Inc. (HKW) announced that it had acquired Ashburn-based technology company CIS Secure Computing Inc. (CIS) from Oklahoma City-based Acorn Growth Cos. LLC. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

CIS is a provider of secure and customized communications technologies that help prevent data leaks, tracking, eavesdropping and hacking. CIS has a portfolio of retrofitted voice over internet protocol (VoIP) phones, laptops, USB disconnects and conference equipment. The company provides hardware and software to the intelligence and law enforcement communities.


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