Global Security Capital Group LLC and Civitas Group llc to Partner on Providing Leasing Finance to Companies in the Defense, Hom

WASHINGTON , Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Civitas Group llc and Global Security Capital Group (GSCG) announced today that they will partner on providing leasing financing to companies deploying security technologies to protect critical infrastructure and key facilities. Global Security Capital Group, a Washington, D.C. -based company, is focused on providing finance to companies operating in the Defense, Homeland Security and National Security sectors. Civitas Group is a leading provider of strategic consulting services to corporations in the homeland security and national security marketplace. Through this agreement, Civitas Group becomes a partner of GSCG and will provide the firm with strategic and actionable assistance.

Civitas CEO David Howe stated, "We are pleased to be working with Global Security Capital Group. Creating a financial environment where firms can lease rather than buy needed security technologies will serve to enhance the adoption of these capabilities and improve the Nation's security. This is particularly important in the current economic situation, and we look forward to helping GSCG as they expand their presence into the security market."

Global Security Capital Group CEO Thomas Panuzio said, "Given today's security challenges the need to deploy the next generation of homeland security technology has never been greater. Civitas Group's deep understanding of the homeland security and national security market will enable Global Security Capital Group to dramatically increase its reach into the sector."

Civitas has extensive ties to all levels of the market: early-stage technology, established security-focused companies, and government buyers. The firm's consulting operation has an exceptional record of accelerating the growth of early-stage technology ventures, and enhancing the market position of established firms.

Civitas Group is led by CEO David Howe , former Special Assistant to the President at the Homeland Security Council (HSC) at the White House and a former consultant at McKinsey & Co. The firm's Board is chaired by Robert Swindell , former head of technology banking at Lehman Brothers, and is comprised of a bipartisan group of leaders in the national security, investment, and technology sectors.

About Civitas Group llc:

Civitas Group llc is a strategic advisory and investment firm serving the homeland and national security markets. Civitas's advisory clients include top-tier government technology integrators, leading security services providers, global technology companies, early stage companies with promising technologies, governments, and private investment firms. The firm has helped numerous companies and technology providers with their strategic approach to the security market. Civitas's unrivaled capabilities allow deep insight into deal flow and expert assessment of potential investments. In addition to assisting corporate clients, Civitas provides advice and assistance in the development of government agency plans, policies and programs and is a trusted advisor to senior-level U.S. policy makers. Civitas also invests in early-stage technology companies in the homeland and national security space. The firm's Managing and Advisory Boards are comprised of leading figures on the homeland and national security and finance sectors. More information can be found at

About Global Security Capital Group, LLC:

Headquartered in Washington D.C. , Global Security Capital Group is a security consulting and financial services firm that works with Fortune 1000 companies to access, acquire and finance emerging technology, property and equipment that protects our homeland. The firm's focus is to provide clients with the funding necessary to invest in and hence meet their business continuity and security mission. Global Security Capital Group's domestic and international clients include defense contractors, financial institutions, global private equity firms, military contractors, insurance companies, technology integrators and security companies. Global Security Capital Group is led by Thomas Panuzio , a former FEMA official in the Bush Administration, and Paul E. Masto , a retired Secret Service Agent. More information can be found at

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