CACI announces intent to acquire L-3 National Security Solutions, Inc.
CACI International Inc of Arlington, VA announced on December 8 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the outstanding stock of L-3 National Security Solutions, Inc. (L-3 NSS), a prime mission partner to the Department of Defense (DoD), intelligence agencies, and the U.S. Federal Civilian Government. The purchase price is $550 million and closing is anticipated during CACI’s third quarter, ending March 2016, subject to regulatory approvals.
Headquartered in Reston, VA, NSS provides highly specialized and differentiated strategic solutions, services, and products for the country’s most sensitive national security agencies and DoD critical missions. NSS employs approximately 4,000 professionals worldwide, of whom over 90 percent possess security clearances, and is expected to add approximately $1 billion of annual revenue to CACI. CACI will finance the transaction through a combination of term and revolving debt. The acquisition will significantly expand CACI’s opportunities in its Enterprise IT, Intelligence Services and key market areas. It is expected to be accretive in CACI’s Fiscal Year 2016, excluding one-time transaction expenses, and at least 10% accretive to both CACI’s Fiscal Year 2017 GAAP and diluted adjusted earnings per share.
Dr. J.P. (Jack) London, CACI Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, noted, “Our long and successful history of acquisitions has delivered solid benefits for customers and employees of both CACI and the acquired companies while providing long-term value to our shareholders. The corporate culture of NSS fits ideally with the principles of CACI’s culture – an unwavering commitment to good character, integrity, ethics, and innovation.”
Ken Asbury, CACI President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The NSS acquisition strongly reinforces our strategic growth plan. I am confident the complementary, high-end solutions gained will strengthen our competitive position. This transaction adds depth and breadth to our intelligence, cyber, and C4 solutions and services to meet our nations’ evolving and most critical national security challenges. We welcome the highly skilled, experienced, and exceptionally talented NSS employees to CACI.”
According to John Mengucci, CACI Chief Operating Officer and President of U.S. Operations, “The acquisition of NSS will strengthen our capabilities in key market areas and allow us to offer a broader array of IT solutions to our customers. We expect NSS’s deep subject-matter expertise and proven technologies to provide significant advantages in pursuing and priming larger opportunities, with a strong focus on delivering excellence, quality, and value to our customers.”
Source: CACI International Inc