Press release

Equiteq advises Sentar on its sale to QOMPLX

March 11, 2021

Equiteq is pleased to announce that it has advised Sentar, one of the fastest-growing cyber-intelligence companies serving the National Security sector, on its sale to QOMPLX, a leader in cloud-native risk analytics.

Sentar is a cyber-intelligence company, applying analytics and systems engineering expertise to protect national security and way of life by innovating, building, and securing mission-critical assets. Established in 1990, they have a long history of innovation. Today, they are one of the fastest-growing cyber-intelligence companies serving the National Security sector. Sentar has offices in Huntsville, Alabama; Charleston, South Carolina; Columbia, Maryland; and San Antonio, Texas.

QOMPLX is the leader in cloud-native risk analytics. They help organizations make intelligent business decisions and better manage risk through their advanced, proprietary risk cloud platform. They are the leaders at rapidly ingesting, transforming, and contextualizing large, complex, and disparate data sources through their data factory, in order to help organizations better quantify, model, and predict risk in areas including cybersecurity, insurance, and finance.

The acquisition remains subject to certain closing conditions and is being made as part of QOMPLX’s proposed business combination with Tailwind Acquisition Corp., (NYSE: TWND), a special purpose acquisition company. QOMPLX’s and Tailwind Acquisition Corp.’s boards of directors have unanimously approved the proposed business combination. Completion of the proposed business combination is expected in mid-2021, subject to approval by Tailwind’s stockholders and the satisfaction or waiver of other customary closing conditions identified in the business combination agreement entered into by QOMPLX and Tailwind Acquisition Corp.

Sentar President, Darren Kraabel said, “Equiteq was an amazing partner for Sentar, advising us through the various complexities associated with this unique transaction.  With their help, Sentar found a fabulous partner (QOMPLX) with the capital, commitment, and passion to accelerate achievement of our strategic growth objectives while preserving the parts of our business that mattered most to our people.  We are excited about our future as we further protect our nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber threats using solutions, harnessing the power of data analytics to more quickly identify, understand, and mitigate risk”.

Sam Levy and Daniel Siller, Managing Directors of Equiteq North America, commented, “It has been an honor working with the Sentar team. Sentar has built an incredible Cybersecurity practice serving the Federal Government and Intelligence space. The fit with QOMPLX is incredible and we are convinced that the combined entity will reach new heights in the years to come.”