Atlanta firm acquires Reston telecommunications company
Jeff Harman promoted to president, Brad Antle to serve as executive chairman
Atlanta-based investment company Battle Investment Group has acquired Reston-based telecommunications company Oceus Networks, the company announced Tuesday.
A transaction amount was not disclosed.
As part of the acquisition, former Oceus Networks CEO Jeff Harman will be promoted to president. Brad Antle, the former CEO of Fairfax-based software company Salient CRGT Inc., will serve as executive chairman.
“This infusion of capital gives us more opportunity to advance 5G systems and applications, contributing to expanded product development, enhanced cybersecurity architecture and holistic communications solutions,” Harman said in a statement.
In his new role, Harman will oversee executive leadership and company management as well as the company’s corporate strategy to supply 5G network transformation systems to the U.S. Department of Defense and civilian agencies. He had served as COO for seven years.
Antle, a retired U.S. Navy Captain and entrepreneur, has more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry. He has worked with companies including General Electric and Lockheed Martin and previously served as CEO of Reston-based SI International Inc. and Salient CRGT.
“This investment has prompted a new era for Oceus Networks,” Antle said in a statement. “This is a testament to Oceus Networks’s people, who bring high-level strategy and thinking to the future of 5G in support of our warfighters.”
Founded in 1994, Oceus Networks provides mobile communications services and broadband connectivity to military, government, first-responder and corporate customers. The company also has a lab in Plano, Texas and another office in Pinehurst, North Carolina.