Engility to acquire TASC, an Intelligence Community contractor

Tony Smeraglinolo
Tony Smeraglinolo

Engility Holdings, Inc. and TASC, Inc. announced on Oct. 28 that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Engility will acquire privately-held TASC, a leading professional services provider to the national security and public safety markets, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion, including the assumption of net debt.

This transaction will build on the strengths of each company to create a leading government services provider with expected combined pro-forma revenue of approximately $2.5 billion in 2014. The transaction was approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

“The combination of our two complementary businesses is transformational and represents a unique opportunity to create a top-tier government services company,” said Tony Smeraglinolo, Engility’s president and CEO. “Since our successful spin-off and through our recent acquisition of DRC, which created substantial benefits for our stockholders, we have built a strong track record of developing and executing integration strategies that drive meaningful top- and bottom-line synergies. We expect this transaction to extend our track record and accelerate our growth strategy, which is focused on further diversifying our customer base, adding substantial scale to our business, broadening our capabilities and increasing our addressable market.”

Founded in 1966, TASC is a leading provider of enterprise systems engineering, mission-enabling architectures and value-based solutions for the national security and public safety markets. TASC has a substantial presence in the Intelligence Community, Space and other markets in which Engility is underrepresented. TASC, which is controlled by affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and General Atlantic LLC (which form the “TASC Investors”), has approximately 4,000 employees, is a prime contractor on approximately 85% of its work and is expected to generate approximately $1.1 billion in revenue and approximately $90 million in adjusted EBITDA in calendar year 2014.