GTCR Announces Portfolio Company Six3 Systems’ Acquisition of Ticom Geomatics

April 24, 2012

Chicago, IL
Acquisition adds highly complementary precision Geolocation and COMINT capabilities to Six3 Systems’ existing offerings.

GTCR announced today that portfolio company Six3 Systems, Inc. (“Six3 Systems”), a leading provider of intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“ISR”), cyber and intelligence solutions and services to the national security market space, has acquired Ticom Geomatics, Inc. (“TGI”).

TGI is an industry leader in interoperable, mission-ready, precision Geolocation and ISR systems and services. TGI designs, develops and deploys a suite of highly specialized products and solutions that operate at the core of the Tactical ISR/SIGINT mission and are used throughout the community to identify, track and target current and emerging threats. With over 180 highly talented and cleared engineers, TGI is at the forefront of providing mission-critical solutions to the defense and intelligence ISR market space.

Six3 Systems was formed in April 2009 when GTCR, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm, partnered with Robert Coleman and Jack Pearlstein to build a leading provider of specialized services to the defense intelligence community. TGI is the fourth acquisition the company has completed since its founding.

“TGI’s expertise in tactical precision Geolocation and COMINT is a perfect complement to our strong capabilities in the National ISR/SIGINT and cyber market,” said Robert Coleman, president and CEO of Six3 Systems. “Together we will be able to offer our customers comprehensive solutions and services that span from national through tactical ISR needs and address all elements of the Multi-INT market. This is increasingly important as the national security community expands its reliance on real-time sensor data to support activity-based intelligence (ABI) requirements.”

“The capabilities that TGI brings to Six3 will really help the company extend its offerings to new customers and pursue new programs,” said Craig Bondy, principal at GTCR. “This is an exciting acquisition for Six3 and one that we have been pursuing for some time. We continue to be impressed by the quality of companies that want to join the Six3 platform.”

About Six3 Systems
Six3 Systems, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is focused on providing highly strategic and differentiated ISR, cyber and intelligence solutions and services to 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 management 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 $9 billion in over 200 companies. For more information, please visit

Six3 Systems Contact:
Lisa Robinson
703.742.7660 x326

GTCR Contact:
Eileen Rochford