GTCR Announces Portfolio Company Six3 Systems’ Acquisition of Novii Design, LLC

Chicago, IL, September 29, 2010 – GTCR announced today that portfolio company Six3 Systems, Inc. (“Six3 Systems”), a leading provider of highly strategic and differentiated solutions and services to the U.S. national security and defense intelligence communities, has acquired Novii Design, LLC (“Novii”). Novii is a leading prime provider of large scale data fusion systems, cyber solutions and high-end enterprise architectures to the Intelligence Community. With over 70 highly technical, trained and cleared employees, Novii designs, builds and supports some of our nation’s most sensitive, mission-critical software applications and systems.

Six3 Systems was formed in April 2009 when GTCR, one of the nation’s leading private equity firms, partnered with Robert Coleman, former President and COO of ManTech International. Novii is Six3 Systems’ third acquisition since its founding. Six3 Systems previously acquired Harding Security Associates, Inc., a leading provider of identity intelligence, forensics analysis and security services, in July 2009, and BIT Systems, Inc., a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (“ISR”) systems design, development, integration and maintenance services, in December 2009.

“Novii’s mission-critical enterprise software development capabilities will strategically enhance our offerings and serve as a key component in achieving our objective of building a leading national security services provider with highly specialized capabilities,” said Robert Coleman, CEO of Six3 Systems. “We believe that Novii’s ability to combine open source engineering with some of the most advanced commercial application and infrastructure solutions available today positions us well for the next evolution of Intelligence Community systems development, systems engineering and analysis. Combining Novii’s capabilities with our existing core competencies in identity intelligence, counterintelligence and ISR will create a highly strategic asset in the U.S. national security and defense intelligence communities.”

“We are very pleased to join forces with Six3 Systems,” commented Rebekah Lewis-Polancich, co-founder and President of Novii. “We believe that Six3 Systems will provide us with new capabilities and the reach back to better support our customers and their missions while maintaining the quality, innovation and responsiveness valued by our clients.”

KippsDeSanto & Co. was the exclusive financial advisor to Novii. Cooley LLP provided legal counsel to Novii. Kirkland & Ellis LLP provided legal counsel to Six3 Systems.

About Six3 Systems
Six3 Systems, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is focused on providing highly strategic and differentiated solutions and services to support the missions of customers in the U.S. national security and defense intelligence communities. For more information about Six3 Systems, email

About GTCR
Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. The Chicago-based firm pioneered the “Leaders Strategy” – finding and partnering with world-class leaders as the critical first step in identifying, acquiring and building market-leading companies through acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $8.0 billion in over 200 companies. For more information, please visit