M&A Activity

Jacobs Acquires The Buffalo Group to Expand Cyber Solutions; Steve Demetriou Quoted

Steve Demetriou Chair

Jacobs has acquired The Buffalo Group, a provider of advanced cyber and intelligence solutions. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. "Defending our nation against adversarial threats is growing in complexity. The Buffalo Group's leading cyber and intelligence capabilities further strengthens our suite of national priority solutions across integrated multi-domain environments," said Jacobs chair and CEO Steve Demetriou

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PAE Announces $92M Acquisition of Metis Solutions; John Heller Quoted

John Heller, president and CEO of PAE

A PAE subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Metis Solutions Corporation, a provider of intelligence analysis, operational and tactical training and program management, for $92 million in cash. “This acquisition expands and builds scale in intelligence analysis, training and program support, all of which are well-funded market areas of the U.S. government and our allied nations," said John Heller, president and CEO of PAE and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

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AFSC Rebrands as Magellan Federal; Oscar Montes Quoted

Oscar Montes CEO Magellan Federal

Magellan Health has officially rebranded its Armed Forces Services Corp. (AFSC) subsidiary to Magellan Federal. The move aims to enable Magellan Federal to better communicate its value and differentiation, as well as showcase business capabilities. "As we transition to Magellan Federal and leave behind the AFSC brand, we will continue to put individuals and their families at the center of our services," said Oscar Montes, CEO of Magellan Federal.

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ManTech Buys Minerva Engineering in Cyber Market Push; Kevin Phillips Quoted

Kevin Phillips Chairman

ManTech International has acquired Minerva Engineering, a cyber support services provider to the intelligence sector. “The addition of Minerva Engineering is highly complementary and further builds upon our differentiated cyber offering, delivering more to our customers while positioning us for continued growth,” said Kevin Phillips, ManTech chairman, CEO and president and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

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AEI Acquires Linkware, Pangiam for Integrated Travel & Security Tech Push

AE Industrial Partners

AE Industrial Partners has acquired Linkware, a company that specializes in custom software solutions and government consulting, and Pangiam, a security and travel consulting services provider, to create an integrated travel solutions technology platform, AEI announced Wednesday. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. "Combining Linkware with Pangiam will create a compelling travel and security solutions technology platform with unlimited potential," said Kevin McAleenan.

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Parsons Enters $300M Deal for BSTG; Chuck Harrington Quoted

Chuck Harrington Chairman

Parsons has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Braxton Science & Technology Group (BSTG) and its subsidiaries for $300 million. With the purchase, Parsons will enhance its solutions, products and capabilities across the space, cyber and intelligence markets. BSTG has a large portfolio of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products and government off-the-shelf products, which have provided mission critical solutions across spacecraft ground control and spacecraft integration. 

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Accenture Partners With ServiceNow to Launch New Business Group; Julie Sweet Quoted

Julie Sweet CEO Accenture

Accenture and ServiceNow have partnered under a five-year, multi-million dollar agreement to create a new business group to advance digital transformation that mitigates operational challenges. “By further strengthening our strategic alliance with ServiceNow, we will enable our clients to more quickly embrace change,” said Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture. “With a move to the cloud, they can reimagine their operations, reskill their employees, and become more sustainable.”

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AECOM Closes Sale of Power Construction Business to CriticalPoint Capital; Troy Rudd Quoted

Troy Rudd CEO AECOM

AECOM has sold its Power construction business to affiliates of CriticalPoint Capital. The sale will add to AECOM’s business transformation strategy to become a higher-margin, lower-risk Professional Services business. “On behalf of our company, I thank the Power construction team for their contributions over the years and wish the business and CriticalPoint Capital the best of success,” said Troy Rudd.

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Dun & Bradstreet to Acquire Bisnode for $818M; Anthony Jabbour Quoted

Anthony Jabbour CEO Dun and Bradstreet

Dun & Bradstreet Holdings BV, a subsidiary of Dun & Bradstreet, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the outstanding shares of Bisnode Business Information Group AB for $818 million, Dun & Bradstreet reported on Wednesday. "[The acquisition] will provide our existing and future clients with vital business intelligence to support their own growth ambitions,” said Anthony Jabbour, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet.

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AECOM Merges Design, Consulting Businesses into Global Organization; Names Lara Poloni as Lead

Troy Rudd CEO AECOM

AECOM has integrated its Design and Consulting Services (DCS) businesses into one global organization as part of the company’s phased strategy. The new unit will be led by Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president. “Our greatest opportunity is to fully capitalize on the expertise that is inherent across our organization by thinking and acting as one global company,” said Troy Rudd, AECOM’s CEO.

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Executive Spotlight: John Vollmer, CEO of Amentum, Discusses DynCorp Acquisition

John Vollmer CEO Amentum

John Vollmer, chief executive officer with Amentum, and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding the company’s recent announcement of its planned acquisition of DynCorp. He addressed how the purchase would expand the combined company’s offerings, the expansive culture and the new markets that will come into play after they complete integration. 

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Accenture Invests $3B to Establish Cloud Division, Names Karthik Narain as Lead; Julie Sweet Quoted

Julie Sweet CEO Accenture

Accenture has formed Accenture Cloud First under a three-year, $3 billion investment. The division will help clients accelerate digital transformation to increase speed and scale. Accenture has appointed Karthik Narain to lead Accenture Cloud First and join the Global Management Committee, effective October 1. Accenture Cloud First is a multi-service group of 70,000 cloud professionals that will leverage Accenture’s industry and technology capabilities and ecosystem partnerships.

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