WASHINGTON, D.C. –On April 2, 2015, Centerra Group, LLC, a global government and critical infrastructure services company, completed the acquisition of Gregg Protection Services (GPS), a provider of high-end security design and assessment services for nuclear, biological and national security assets, with particular expertise in the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Chertoff Capital served as the exclusive investment banking advisor to GPS. This is Centerra Group’s first acquisition since being acquired by Alvarez & Marsal Capital Partners in November 2014.       

Leveraging their respective strengths, this acquisition creates a universal provider of nuclear installment security solutions. The transaction illustrates Chertoff Capital’s ability to identify motivated strategic acquirers for national security-focused businesses by leveraging its industry expertise and global network of relationships.   

GPS was founded in 1997 with core competencies in safeguards and security, training and performance solutions, and vulnerability assessments with a specialty focus in securing critical infrastructures and key resources. Major customers include the United States Department of Energy and several National Laboratories across the country.  

Centerra Group, formerly G4S Government Solutions (G4S GS), is an international Government solutions group that specializes in business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. The company, formerly Wackenhut Services (WSI) was founded in 1960, merged with G4S in 2005 and formed G4S GS in 2011.

About Chertoff Capital 

Chertoff Capital is a SEC registered broker dealer and a member of FINRA that provides M&A advisory services to information security, defense technology, and government services companies.  Over the past 15 years, Chertoff Capital representatives have advised on over 100 M&A transactions totaling nearly $7 billion in transaction value in its sectors of focus.  Chertoff Capital is the investment banking subsidiary of The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides consulting, risk management and M&A advisory services.  

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