SC&H Capital Deal in the Running for 2017 Maryland Deal of the Year

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Updated on: March 29, 2024

The Polaris Alpha acquisition of Intelesys Corp. has been named a finalist for the 2017 ACG Maryland Deal of the Year award. Finalists are selected based on the positive impact the transactions had on the Maryland economy as well as the complexity of the deals.  The winner will be announced at a ceremony on March 27, 2018.

Polaris Alpha acquired Intelesys in early 2017 to expand its leadership in the cyber and signals intelligence arena. Polaris Alpha now has four offices and approximately 300 employees in Maryland with plans to hire an additional 50 people. Intelesys was headquartered in Elkridge, MD prior to the transaction.

Polaris was formed in November 2016 when Bethesda private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners combined three smaller firms, including Annapolis Junction software company Proteus Technologies.

“The Polaris Alpha acquisition of Intelesys illustrates the market trend where high-end, differentiated companies receive significant attention from buyers like Polaris Alpha who are building mission-focused technology, software, and solutions,” said Matthew Roberson, Director at SC&H Capital, the investment bank that served as the M&A advisor to Intelesys in the deal.  “Further, it highlights the key role that good private equity partners, like Arlington Capital, can play in helping companies grow and better serve its customers.”

This will be the 13th year that the Maryland Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth awards the Maryland Deal of the Year recognition.

“The ACG-MD Deal of the Year Awards not only celebrates the best deals of 2017, but it also highlights the diversity of the Maryland economy. It was exciting to see this year’s finalists in fields ranging from national/cyber security, healthcare, technology and banking,” said Matt Strow, Senior Manager, Assurance Services at RSM US LLP and 2017 ACG Maryland Deal of the Year Awards Chairperson.

Finalists are selected based on the positive impact the transactions had on the Maryland economy, as well as on the complexity of the deals. The other finalists are:

  • Audacious Inquiry
  • Howard Bancorps’s Acquisition of 1stMariner Bank
  • KeyW Acquires Sotera Defense Solutions
  • ZeroFox Raises $40M in Series C Financing

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global organization focused on driving middle-market growth. Maryland’s ACG chapter has more than 180 members include investors, owners, executives, lenders, and advisers to the region’s fastest-growing middle-market companies.

For more details on the ACG Maryland Deal of the Year event, visit

About SC&H Capital

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