WASHINGTON, D.C., February 4, 2016—The Cadmus Group, Inc. (Cadmus) announced today that it has completed a transaction to acquire Washington, D.C.-based consultancy Obsidian Analysis, Inc. (Obsidian). With this acquisition, Cadmus offers the technical and domain expertise necessary to address many of the most complex risks and challenges facing governments, communities, and businesses worldwide—from climate, energy, and water to security and resilience. Service to Obsidian’s existing client base will continue uninterrupted.
Obsidian is a leading provider of management consulting services across the full range of security and resilience domains. With the addition of Obsidian, Cadmus’ portfolio of services for government and commercial organizations expands to include Obsidian’s cutting-edge emergency management, hazard preparedness, business resilience, cybersecurity, and national security expertise. These capabilities strategically complement Cadmus’ existing scientific, engineering, and policy expertise in energy, climate change, water, health, critical infrastructure, and the natural and built environments to create a unified firm that is uniquely positioned to help its clients thrive in a rapidly changing landscape.
“Our strategic partnership with Obsidian creates a comprehensive suite of expert offerings that governments and commercial organizations require to address the challenges presented by our changing world,” said Cadmus President and CEO Ian Kline. “In complex emerging areas of risk, such as climate change, water scarcity, public health protection, increasing urbanization, and resilience of critical infrastructure, our new firm now offers best-in-class expertise and experience.”
“By joining Cadmus, we are locking arms with a highly successful, high-energy, and like-minded company to bring increased capabilities to our existing clients while opening up opportunities to explore new areas,” said Obsidian president and co-founder Kevin O’Prey, Ph.D.
About Obsidian, A Cadmus Company
Washington, DC-based Obsidian provides outstanding management consulting services to decision makers across the full range of homeland security and business resilience domains. Obsidian’s capabilities cover the entire life-cycle of decision making—from analysis/assessment, to planning, to course-of-action development, to evaluation, to training and exercising, to stakeholder outreach and engagement. Founded by Dr. Kevin P. O’Prey and Matthew Travis, Obsidian was acquired by The Cadmus Group, Inc. in 2016.
About The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Cadmus is an employee-owned consultancy committed to helping our clients address complex challenges by applying diverse skills and experiences in a highly collaborative environment. By assisting our clients in achieving their goals, we create social and economic value today and for future generations. Founded in 1983, we leverage our staff’s exceptional expertise in the physical and life sciences, engineering, social sciences, strategic communication, architecture and design, law, policy analysis, and the liberal arts to provide an array of research and analytical services in the United States and abroad.
Headwaters MB served as exclusive financial advisor to Obsidian in this transaction.
Pier Six Capital, LLC provided strategic and M&A support to Cadmus with respect to this transaction.