Essex Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1969

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 761


  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $590M

Essex General Information


Provider of engineering and scientific services. The company provides optoelectronic and signal processing services and products for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Aerospace and Defense
Other Industries
Network Management Software
Communication Software
Corporate Office
  • 9150 Guilford Road
  • Columbia, MD 21046
  • United States
+1 (301) 000-0000

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Essex Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
6. Merger/Acquisition 01-Jan-2007 $590M 00.000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
5. PIPE 13-Mar-2003 00.000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. PIPE 30-Dec-2002 00000 000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. PIPE 05-Mar-2002 00.00 00.00 Completed Generating Revenue
2. PIPE 11-Sep-2000 $2M $2M Completed Generating Revenue
1. IPO 01-Jan-1994 Completed Generating Revenue
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Essex Patents

Essex Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
CA-2617644-A1 Variable reflectivity coatings with constant optical thickness and phase Inactive 12-Aug-2005 0000000000
EP-1913627-A2 Variable reflectivity coatings with constant optical thickness and phase Inactive 12-Aug-2005 0000000000 0
US-20070165310-A1 Variable reflectivity coatings with constant optical thickness and phase Inactive 12-Aug-2005 0000000000 0
EP-1913627-A4 Variable reflectivity coatings with constant optical thickness and phase Inactive 12-Aug-2005 0000000000 0
CA-2596954-A1 Long time aperture optical tapped delay line Inactive 03-Feb-2005 G01J3/26
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Essex Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Essex Former Investors (3)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds
Global Environment Fund Asset Manager Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Maryland Health Care Product Development Not-For-Profit Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Networking Ventures Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Essex Investments & Acquisitions (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Adaptive Optics Associates 20-Sep-2006 0000000000 000.00 Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Computer Science Innovations 30-Apr-2004 0000000000 Systems and Information Management
Performance Group 25-Apr-2004 0000000000 IT Consulting and Outsourcing 0000000 0
NeoGenesis Pharmaceuticals 08-Jan-2001 Early Stage VC 0000 Drug Delivery
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Essex Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Adaptive Optics Associates 20-Sep-2006 000000000000000000 000.00 Completed
  • 00000
NeoGenesis Pharmaceuticals 08-Jan-2001 Early Stage VC 0000 Completed
  • 5 buyers
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Essex FAQs

  • When was Essex founded?

    Essex was founded in 1969.

  • Where is Essex headquartered?

    Essex is headquartered in Columbia, MD.

  • What is the size of Essex?

    Essex has 761 total employees.

  • What industry is Essex in?

    Essex’s primary industry is Aerospace and Defense.

  • Is Essex a private or public company?

    Essex is a Private company.

  • What is the current valuation of Essex?

    The current valuation of Essex is 00000.

  • What is Essex’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Essex is 00000.

  • How much funding has Essex raised over time?

    Essex has raised $7.41M.

  • Who are Essex’s investors?

    Global Environment Fund, Maryland Health Care Product Development, and Networking Ventures have invested in Essex.

  • When was Essex acquired?

    Essex was acquired on 01-Jan-2007.

  • Who acquired Essex?

    Essex was acquired by Northrop Grumman.

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