iLuMinA Solutions, Inc. Acquired by Electronic Consulting Services, Inc.

McLean, VA – September 5, 2012 – The McLean Group today announced that it acted as the exclusive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisor to iLuMinA Solutions, Inc. (iLuMinA) in its sale to Electronic Consulting Services, Inc. (ECS). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in California, MD, iLuMinA has established its expertise in federal program management, principally working with Department of Defense (DOD) clientele to answer their enterprise systems IT needs, including market-leading, large-scale Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software implementation and infrastructure design and development.

ECS is a mid-sized Federal contractor with more than 1,200 employees and annual revenue exceeding $200 million. ECS provides the professional skills, experience and infrastructure of a large business while maintaining the responsiveness and management attention of a small business. ECS has combined organic growth with tactical acquisitions to double in size over the past three years and has achieved an average organic growth rate of nearly 40% over the past 10 years. The acquisition of iLuMinA marks ECS’s third successful acquisition in 14 months. George Wilson, President and Chief Operating Officer of ECS, says on behalf of ECS, “The acquisition of iLuMinA gives ECS leading expertise in the DoD ERP space and brings another company into our family with a similar focus on customer satisfaction, supporting the mission, and a high standard of quality work.”

iLuMinA’s Gary McKay, President/CIO; Micheline Lopez-Estrada, CFO, and Simone Acha, CEO stated, “The McLean Group team’s hard work and support were critical factors in this being a successful transaction for the Company’s shareholders. Their advice and counsel led us to find an acquirer that holds the same values and culture as we do and will enable us to continue to grow while providing our customers the same level of exceptional service and our employees with additional opportunities to expand their capabilities.” All three founders are staying with ECS post-acquisition to continue the Company’s growth and expansion.

The McLean Group’s Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) practice advised on the transaction. This transaction adds to The McLean Group’s record of successful federal contracting advisory assignments.


The McLean Group is an investment bank providing mergers and acquisitions (M&A), business valuation and strategic consulting services to middle market businesses. Headquartered in Washington, DC’s technology, communications and government contracting corridor, it is among the largest independent middle market investment banks in the nation. The McLean Group serves domestic and international clients and has a broad resume of successfully consummated financial transactions.

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