Anser Advisory makes a deal, creates 650-person firm

With a new private equity backer, Anser Advisory makes an acquisition of its own to create a new 650-employee company.

Anser Advisory has completed an acquisition of its own seven months after the company's private equity owner at the time was absorbed into another PE firm.

Sterling Investment Partners backed Anser's purchase of Markon Solutions, terms of which were not disclosed. But the companies said Oct. 12 that their combined enterprise will have more than 650 employees.

Markon will initially operate as a subsidiary of Anser. Over time, the companies intend to create a more fully-integrated organization under the Anser brand.

Sterling Investment Partners acquired Round Table Capital Partners in March, which then gave the former ownership of Anser.

With Markon, Anser is adding more expertise and customers in the federal market and particularly with the intelligence community. Markon also brings more of a presence in the Northern Virginia region. Anser has footprints in the aviation, transportation, water, education and energy sectors.

Markon provides services around acquisition, facilities, finance, security, technology and training. That company holds spots on the OASIS contract vehicle, GSA Schedule and Seaport-e.

Anser worked with financial adviser Houlihan Lokey and legal counsels Dechert LLP, Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Markon's advisers were KippsDeSanto & Co. on the financial aspects and Greenburg Traurig regarding the legal matters.

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