Global Strategies Group and SFA, Inc. Combine Forces

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- SFA, Inc., a leading US defense technology provider, and Global Strategies Group ('GLOBAL'), a British-owned international provider of security and risk mitigation strategies, have joined forces in a business combination to establish a new and unique breed of integrated national security company. The combined enterprise will be capable of projecting a broad suite of technologies and specialist services worldwide and will offer unique expertise and comprehensive solutions in support of long term US defense and security priorities and, most immediately, support the US- led effort against international terrorism. With projected current year sales of $350M, the combined entity provides operators, security and counter terrorism experts, analysts, IT specialists, engineers and scientists from its office locations worldwide.

"We are delighted at the prospects afforded by this powerful combination' noted Damian Perl, founder and CEO of Global Strategies Group 'as it enhances our mutual ability to provide a unique and full range of systems and services in the fields of national security, critical infrastructure protection and counter-terrorism to the US government as well as to its partners and allied nations. Our company will be uniquely positioned to offer this tried and tested support both at home and abroad."

GLOBAL is already a significant supplier to the US Government, applying the expertise and insight of its leadership team to the specific needs of various agencies, departments and the military in diverse and often difficult environments around the world. Since its incorporation in 1998, GLOBAL has assisted national security initiatives the world-over, protecting critical infrastructure, assuring global commerce and facilitating business operations in extreme environments. GLOBAL now operates from over 20 offices worldwide including those in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

SFA, Inc. with its subsidiary, The Analysis Corporation (TAC), is a defense and security contractor with a significant technology pedigree. They have deep core competencies in counter-terrorism, C4ISR and information systems integration, applied research and development and specialized shelter integration. The resources of the combined enterprise will be focused to fuel an aggressive organic and external growth program for SFA and TAC, designed to further enhance and bolster their leadership position and service offerings in national security. Further, GLOBAL's international scale and reach, experience and expertise, will represent unique channels for the application and deployment of SFA and TAC products and technologies on behalf of the US Government.

"Our alliance with GLOBAL provides the resources to continue our program of rapid growth and development and provides unprecedented reach for our technologies and solutions' noted SFA Chairman, President and CEO Jerry Robinson. 'Joining forces with GLOBAL offers us the unique opportunity to apply and deploy our capabilities towards any and all threats before they reach the US shores."

SFA will operate as an independent subsidiary, retaining its name, management team, employees and infrastructure. SFA will also maintain its own US board of directors and operate with the appropriate national security protections. The Board will include SFA Chairman, President and CEO Jerry Robinson and Executive Vice President Dr. William Moyer, as well as Global Strategies Group senior executives Ron Jones and Carl Rysdon. The SFA subsidiary, TAC, will continue to be led by its CEO, John Brennan.

"SFA and TAC are on the front lines of safeguarding the national security interests of the United States and its allies, providing cutting edge technologies and tailored solutions that support our Nation's military and intelligence agencies. This core purpose of SFA and TAC will be focused and enhanced by the addition of GLOBAL's security expertise, resources and world- wide reach', noted Ron Jones, leader of GLOBAL's US Strategic Development team, based in Washington, DC. 'The combination allows both SFA and GLOBAL to do what they have always done for US defense and security customers, but now, they each have the ability to offer a vast new array of defense and security technologies, capabilities and hands-on mission experience."

This announcement follows GLOBAL's recent appointment of former senior State Department official and military officer Dr. John Hillen and senior Honeywell executive Carl Rysdon as senior executives of GLOBAL, further reflecting the GLOBAL focus on leadership and innovation in providing integrated national security and defense offerings.

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Source: Global Strategies Group

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