CI Capital Partners Announces Formation of CoVant Technologies LLC

MCLEAN, Va., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- CI Capital Partners LLC, a New-York- based private investment firm, and a group of executives led by Joseph Kampf , former President and Chief Executive Officer of Anteon International, today announced the...

"We are extremely pleased to be joining forces with CoVant," said Ken Falke , founder and CEO of A-T Solutions. "With the continuing proliferation of IEDs as the weapon of choice for terrorism worldwide, the demand for our services has been growing at a challenging pace. I strongly believe that our partnership with CoVant will bring both the financial resources and highly relevant operational experience necessary to keep pace with our customers' needs."

"A-T Solutions is known for its excellence in providing a critical service to the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security," said Mr. Lefkowitz . "With the financial and operational support of CoVant, A-T Solutions will be well positioned to enhance and expand the services it provides."

Advising CoVant on the transaction were law firms Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, Arnold & Porter, and Jenner & Block. Advising A-T Solutions was investment banking firm The JIAN Group.

About A-T Solutions

Founded in 2002 in Fredericksburg, VA, A-T Solutions has become the foremost provider of training, education and consulting services to the military on explosive ordnance disposal techniques and weapons of mass destruction. The company was named to Entrepreneur Magazine's "hot 500 List" as the second fastest growing security company and 20th overall fastest growing company in America. The company also was ranked 13th among the fastest growing government services firms by Inc Magazine in 2007. Visit for more information.

About CoVant

Founded by former executives of Anteon International, CoVant invests in and provides financial and operating resources to a portfolio of companies specializing in technology solutions that serve the needs of the homeland security, defense and intelligence communities. With an experienced team of business executives and a respected board of former government and military leaders, CoVant delivers a unique and highly strategic approach to maximizing company growth and value. Visit for more information.

About CI Capital Partners

CI Capital Partners, formerly known as Caxton-Iseman Capital, is a New York-based private equity firm. CI Capital Partners' portfolio companies include Valley National Gases, a leading distributor of industrial gases and propane; Ply Gem Industries, Inc., the largest North American manufacturer of residential siding, and fifth largest U.S. window manufacturer; KIK Custom Products, Inc., the largest North American contract manufacturer of branded and retailer-branded consumer products; Electrograph Systems, Inc., a leading national distributor of display technology solutions; American Residential Services, LLC, a leading provider of HVAC and plumbing services; Prodigy Health Group, Inc., a rapidly expanding health care services company; and Conney Safety Products, LLC a full-service distributor of safety products. Visit for more information.

SOURCE CI Capital Partners LLC