Middle-market private equity firm Godspeed Capital Management is rebranding its cybersecurity, software and intelligence solutions platform that serves defense and intelligence communities.
The new SilverEdge Government Solutions platform was formed through the combination of Varen Technologies, Exceptional Software Strategies and Savli Group. Officials at the Washington, D.C.-based firm also tapped Robert J. Miller III, a veteran government contracting executive as CEO. SilverEdge will deliver innovative solutions to customers by leveraging a portfolio industry leading capabilities in cybersecurity, C5ISR, intelligence analysis, software development and engineering, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data analytics, geospatial intelligence and enterprise digital transformation and modernization.
Godspeed was founded in 2020 by Douglas Lake, who previously had spent 13 years as partner at DC Capital Partners. A typical investment at the firm has involved companies generating approximately $3 million to $30 million of EBITDA, but Godspeed Capital has significant support to complete larger transactions through strategic co-invest relationships. The firm focuses on control buyouts, buy-and-builds, corporate carve-outs and special situations.
“The rebranding of our platform as SilverEdge is an exciting next step in the evolution of our strategy,” said Douglas T. Lake Jr., founder and managing partner of Godspeed. “Now under the leadership of Robert Miller and our experienced senior team including Ken Cortese, Todd Fletcher, and Vishal Desai, SilverEdge will pursue a unified strategy underpinned by the breadth and depth of our capabilities, well established infrastructure, and customer-focused culture. As a combined platform, SilverEdge possesses the necessary resources to invest in innovation and talent to ensure we continue to provide superior solutions to address our customers’ most challenging and complex missions.”
Prior to joining SilverEdge, Miller was executive vice president of the Defense & Intelligence Business Unit at Parsons Corporation, where he led the company through a period of transformational growth. Additionally, he served in the U.S. Navy as a cryptologist and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Miller has over 20 years of professional and military experience and is a skilled strategist with a focus on innovative leadership, strategic vision, and sound financial principles.
“At SilverEdge, we’re ‘Mapping a New Path to Mission Accomplished’ through the formation and elevation of a robust team of thinkers, engineers, and problem solvers all united around a common goal: to deliver meaningful results for our customers in support of critical National Security priorities,” said Miller. “I am excited to work alongside the accomplished SilverEdge team and our trusted partner Godspeed as we continue to grow and demonstrate the strength of our combined capabilities and experience.”
The SilverEdge brand affords the firm the ability to market a broader set of capabilities that are well positioned to address the most critical and ever-growing threats facing U.S. National Security Community, according to Godspeed Partner Nathaniel Fogg.
“SilverEdge will be laser-focused on developing and investing in superior technical talent, innovative software, cybersecurity solutions and differentiated intelligence analysis,” said Fogg.