A team of Pillsbury lawyers led by Northern Virginia Corporate partner Matt Swartz represented Culmen International, LLC, a premier provider of technical, management and logistics services worldwide, in its acquisition of Centrifuge Systems, a leading provider of next-generation big data business intelligence and visualization software. The combined business will operate under the Culmen International brand and provide a significantly expanded suite of technology capabilities, according to the company’s press release.

"At the core of the latest acquisition are highly valuable data analytics capabilities that will allow Culmen to further expand its technology and services solutions in big data discovery, advanced analytics, geospatial intelligence and link analysis," said Dan Berkon, founder and CEO of Culmen. "Centrifuge has a proven history of supporting the Intelligence Community, Defense Department, Homeland Security, civilian and state/local agencies, and commercial organizations' critical missions, from detecting cyber threats, to uncovering fraud, insider threats, health risks and beyond. We're proud to continue to support their missions."

Centrifuge Systems supports some of the most demanding applications in the world, including counter-terrorism, cyber security, homeland defense, and financial crimes analysis. The company's combined technology capabilities will now include big data discovery, link analysis, advanced analytics visualization, intelligence analysis, Internet of Things and agile software engineering.

Along with Matt Swartz, the Pillsbury team included partner Nora Burke, special counsel Ben Kiersz, senior associate Tom Cho and associate Ryan Brewer.