Chevy Chase, MD – Farragut Capital Partners, a Chevy Chase-based mezzanine investment firm offering customized financing solutions to lower middle market private companies, is pleased to announce the closing of an investment in Simulyze, Inc. (“Simulyze” or “the Company”). Simulyze offers high-end, four-dimensional visualization software and related services tailored to meet the needs of the military and intelligence communities. The investment was made to facilitate a recapitalization of the Company, providing a partial liquidity event for the company’s owners and facilitating a minority investment by a private equity sponsor. Simulyze represents the firm’s second investment out of the team’s third fund, Farragut Mezzanine Partners III, LP, which received its license to operate as a Small Business Investment Company (“SBIC”) from the Small Business Administration in July of this year. Farragut partnered with Salem Investment Partners of Charlotte, North Carolina and Trident Advisors of Stamford, Connecticut on the deal.
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Simulyze’s core product is Flight Control, a proprietary program that fuses planning and real-time information from diverse operational and intelligence sources. Flight Control aggregates this data and displays it in real-time on a customized, user-friendly graphical interface, enabling commanders to implement critical shortcuts in situational awareness, mission planning, and post-plan analysis. Flight Control has been battle-tested in Iraq and Afghanistan and has a significant and growing base of users in the global intelligence community.
“We’re excited to partner with the Simulyze management team and to offer liquidity to the Company’s founders. They have an industry-leading product in Flight Control and strong prospects to continue growing their customer base in the military and intelligence communities,” said Javier Aguirre, Partner at Farragut Capital Partners.
About Farragut Capital Partners
Founded in 2011, Farragut Capital Partners, LLC is a private investment management firm providing mezzanine debt and equity capital to finance leveraged and management buy-outs, generational transfers, growth capital financings, and recapitalizations. The firm is actively investing out of its latest investment vehicle, Farragut Mezzanine Partners III, LP. Farragut seeks to invest up to $10 million in established small and middle market companies with proven business models and stable cash flows. The firm targets companies with strong, committed management teams and the potential for significant growth in equity value.
Farragut specializes in asset-light businesses with unique and defensible market positions, stable business models, and reasonable capital expenditure and working capital needs. The firm works with owners (family businesses, equity sponsors, and fundless sponsors), senior lenders, and directly with management teams to create and build value in its portfolio companies over time.