AE Industrial Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm focused on aerospace, defense and government services, space, power and utility services, has acquired a significant stake in REDLattice Inc., a cyber technology company offering cyber capabilities for customers in the U.S. national security, defense and commercial communities.

Founded in 2012, REDLattice is headquartered in Chantilly, Va., with operations also in Maryland and Florida. The company works in vulnerability research, reverse engineering, cyber tool development and a suite of tools for cyber operations. The acquisition of REDLattice represents AEI’s second platform investment from AE Industrial Partners Fund III LP. John Ayers, RedLattice founder and CEO, and Kevin Rummel, president and COO, will both remain with the company. Existing management will reinvest alongside AEI and retain a significant stake in the company.

“REDLattice is defined by our ability to rapidly design, develop, and solve the next generation of challenges in the cyber domain,” comments Rummel. “Joining with AEI gives us the opportunity to leverage their industry insight and expertise to keep doing what we do best, on a much larger scale.”

Kirkland & Ellis served as legal advisor and Ernst & Young served as financial advisor to AEI. Miles & Stockbridge and Integral Business Counsel served as the legal advisors and Baird served as financial advisor to REDLattice.