Mercury Systems to acquire Themis Computer

Mercury Systems, Inc. of Andover, MA announced on December 21 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Themis Computer. Based in Fremont, CA, Themis is a leading designer, manufacturer and integrator of commercial, SWaP-optimized rugged servers, computers and storage systems for U.S. and international defense programs.

Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Mercury will acquire Themis for an all cash purchase price of $180 million, subject to net working capital and net debt adjustments. The acquisition and associated transaction expenses are expected to be funded through Mercury’s existing revolving credit facility.

Themis is on a rapid growth trajectory supported by a number of key design wins that are transitioning to production, and is currently expected to generate revenue of approximately $57 million for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2017 with adjusted EBITDA margins of approximately 23%. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to adjusted EPS.

“The acquisition of Themis is consistent with our strategy and will expand our position in the growing Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) market,” said Mark Aslett, Mercury’s president and CEO. “We view Themis as a platform for accelerating our growth organically and through future acquisitions. With a large installed base and designed-in as a sole-source provider of rugged, rack-mounted servers for some of the largest Navy and Army server programs in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Themis complements Mercury’s presence in those areas. In addition to accelerating our efforts to penetrate the C4I market we believe we can offer additional capabilities, most notably our industry-leading security IP portfolio, to Themis’ customers to meet their unique requirements and growing demand for secure and trusted computing.”

“In summary, Themis is a strategic platform acquisition that will enable us to continue penetrating the C4I market and provide important new capabilities for our customers. We look forward to the Themis team becoming part of the Mercury family,” Aslett concluded.

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The transaction is currently expected to close during Mercury’s fiscal 2018 third quarter ending March 31, 2018.

Source: Mercury Systems