Case Study

Xe Services
Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
Leading global provider of training and security services primarily to DoD, DoS and other government agencies.
Moyock, North Carolina
Transaction Type:


BlackArch Partners was retained by founder Erik Prince to advise on the sale of the company. This was the second transaction executed by BlackArch co-founder Gordie Vap on behalf of Mr. Prince in 2010.

BlackArch's Customized Solution

Led by practice head Gordie Vap, BlackArch Partners conducted a targeted marketing process in which a broad range of potential financial and strategic investors contacted reviewed the marketing materials. The BlackArch team successfully highlighted the government’s ongoing need for private contractors and Xe’s ability to coordinate mission-critical operations in challenging environments.


BlackArch hosted multiple management meetings and received interest from financial and strategic buyers. The company was sold to Forté Capital Advisors and Manhattan Partners.

“BlackArch used its knowledge of the stabiltiy sector and relationships with key buyers to run a competitive auction prcoess that produced a number of strong fi nal bids from both private equity groups and strategics. The BlackArch team gave me straightforward, frank advice throughout the process and workd hard to get this non0standard transaction across the finish line.”
Erik Prince; Founder, Xe Services, LLC.