Optiv, a cyber advisory and services company, has acquired ClearShark LLC and ClearShark Services Inc., an advisor and reseller of cybersecurity technology to the U.S. federal government.

ClearShark is based in Maryland and offers cybersecurity, data center and cloud infrastructure, AI and data analytics, as well as development, security, and operations services. The deal works to double Optiv’s federal presence while deepening its government experience and expanding its federal capabilities.

“Together with ClearShark, we are primed to better help federal agencies and contractors ensure a strong cybersecurity posture and build a lasting legacy in the public sector space,” says Kevin Lynch, Optiv CEO.

Holland & Hart LLP provided counsel to Optiv during the transaction. IzenbergLaw PLLCFontana Law Group and PilieroMazza PLLC provided counsel to ClearShark.