Bob Genter, executive vice president and general manager of civilian business at Science Applications International Corp., said the fast completion of the acquisition of Unisys“™ federal arm has helped SAIC navigate the integration process during the coronavirus pandemic, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday.
SAIC finalized its $1.2B cash purchase of Unisys Federal in mid-March and Genter said the expedited timeline helped SAIC and Unisys to quickly address issues that somehow served as a continuity exercise as the country deals with COVID-19.
“We wanted to move very fast to get to the close,“ Genter said. “It was a super-fast period for us to get through that, which caused a lot of intense conversations. Whenever you have that forced interaction, where there“™s a lot of meetings and topics brought up in a tight period of time, it sort of forms some bonds and builds a team in advance of close, which was great.“
He noted that the retention of Unisys Federal“™s senior leadership team to ensure business continuity and use of video teleconferencing software to facilitate communications have helped SAIC address challenges related to integration.