Serco acquires WBB

Miami, FL-based H.I.G. Capital announced on April 25 the sale of its portfolio company, Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc. (WBB), to Serco Inc. for $295 million.

WBB transforms, modernizes, and sustains major mission-centric defense and intelligence platforms that are critical to maintaining national security superiority. Through data-driven, knowledge-based solutions, WBB provides program management, advanced engineering and analytical support to the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies.

H.I.G. acquired WBB in October 2017 as part of the firm’s government services investment initiative. During H.I.G.’s ownership, H.I.G. invested alongside management in organic growth initiatives and completed two strategic and transformative acquisitions. These investments created new capabilities and provided access to new customers, markets and contract vehicles that enhanced growth, doubled revenue and tripled EBITDA during H.I.G.’s ownership.

Robert Olsen, WBB’s CEO, said, “We appreciate H.I.G.’s strategic guidance and commitment to the WBB platform over the last three years. They were a truly value-added partner and as a result of their involvement, WBB is better positioned to capitalize on the exciting growth opportunities ahead. We look forward to this next chapter working with Serco as we continue to serve as an integral partner to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.”

Jeff Zanarini, managing director at H.I.G. Capital, commented, “It has been a pleasure working with Robert Olsen and the entire WBB team. The success of this transaction for WBB management, H.I.G., and its investors is a direct result of a near-perfect execution on the growth plan we devised together from the onset of our relationship. We expect WBB to continue setting new standards of excellence for our nation’s most critical priorities, working with the newly-expanded Serco leadership team.”

Source: H.I.G. Capital