MacAulay-Brown buys Commonwealth Technology, Inc. to strengthen its intelligence and national security capabilities

Sid Fuchs
Sid Fuchs

MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a company that provides innovative engineering and technical solutions to intelligence, defense, homeland security and other federal agencies, announced on January 27 that it has acquired Commonwealth Technology, Inc. (CTI), a provider of specialized products and engineering solutions for national security missions.

CTI will now operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacB, reporting to Mark Chadason, senior vice president and general manager of MacB’s national security group.

Founded in 1967, CTI provides specialized products and solutions to the defense and intelligence communities. The acquisition furthers MacB’s business objectives by providing additional reach into the intelligence and special operations forces markets, two critical growth areas for the company.

In addition, MacB will now have access to CTI’s extensive mechanical engineering and prototyping capabilities, as well as its Quick-Reaction-Capability (QRC) environment that significantly decreases product and solution design and development times.

“The acquisition of CTI increases MacB’s offering by adding to our extensive systems and electrical engineering capabilities, and is in line with our strategy to provide our national security customers with a full range of technology products, services and solutions,” said  Sid Fuchs, president and CEO of MacB. “The collective skills of our employees will drive innovation and increase value for our customers.”

CTI brings to MacB an extensive in-house capability and a cleared mechanical, electrical and software engineering staff supported by skilled machinists, technicians and craftsmen. The company has been at the forefront of providing specialized products and software engineering services in the areas of low-profile communications and antenna design, sensor and surveillance integration, software development, reverse engineering and specialized packaging.

“CTI not only complements our current offerings, but adds additional engineering and logistical capabilities that will significantly advance our ability to support our national security customers,” added Chadason. “We look forward to offering CTI’s solutions to our customers where it makes sense, while at the same time extending MacB’s industry-leading customer service and support to CTI’s customers.”

CTI has successfully focused on a niche market within the federal government. Today’s announcement significantly increases CTI’s ability to offer its solutions to a broader customer set who will benefit from its unique operational technology solutions, says a company news release.

“MacB has an excellent reputation in the national security community for meeting the complex needs of its customers and delivering innovative technology solutions,” said Paul McCann, CEO of CTI. “Our similar cultures, driven by our shared commitment to defend the nation, will benefit both MacB and CTI customers going forward. In addition, we see this as an opportunity to refine and expand on our core competencies based on MacB’s well-established cybersecurity, ISR and intelligence credentials.”

Blank Rome LLP acted as counsel to MacB for the acquisition of CTI.