Chertoff Capital Advises Sotera on Acquisition of Potomac Fusion

Sotera Defense Solutions (Sotera), a provider of mission-critical, technology-based systems, solutions and services for national security customers, announced that on December 1, 2011, the company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Potomac Fusion, Inc. Potomac Fusion develops data fusion, data analytics, cyber and visualization solutions for U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DOD) Tactical ISR mission systems operating in a cloud computing environment.

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The Chertoff Group Serves As Strategic Advisor to Safran on Acquisition of L-1 Identity Solutions

The Chertoff Group is pleased to announce its client, Safran, has completed its acquisition of L-1 Identity Solutions for a total cash amount of $1.09 billion. This successful combination of best-in-class biometric and secure credential technologies strengthens Safran's position as a leading provider of enhanced identity management solutions within the fast-growing high-tech defense and homeland security market.

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The Chertoff Group Expands Washington D.C. Office

The Chertoff Group, a strategic security and risk management advisory firm, today announced two new members to their Washington, D.C. office. Cindy Farkus, a 29-year veteran of the National Security Agency (NSA) and former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intelligence officer, has joined The Chertoff Group as a Managing Director. Nicolle Sciara Rippeon, former Chief of Staff to the DHS Assistant Secretary for Policy, is joining the firm as a Director, lending her expertise on border security management, global commerce and supply chain security, technology modernization and the homeland security market.

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The Chertoff Group Marks First Full Year as Strategic Advisors

Leveraging its unique subject matter knowledge of the homeland security, defense and intelligence sectors, The Chertoff Group provided strategic advice to its clients, including strategic and financial acquirers, on several key transactions in 2010. These transactions, totaling more than $2.1 billion in enterprise value, involved companies that provide technologies and solutions across a spectrum of security subsectors including biometrics, satellite systems engineering, personnel protection, security training, cyber security and data analytics.

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