STG Group to acquire Preferred Systems Solutions (PSS)

STG Group, Inc. of Reston, VA announced on February 21 that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. (PSS) for a total consideration of approximately $119 million. STG Group intends to fund the purchase price with a combination of debt and equity financing. STG Group expects the transaction to close during the first quarter of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory review.

PSS is a leading provider of advanced computing, analytics, program and acquisition management, cyber and software solutions to key defense, intelligence and federal civilian customers, working with over 25 government agency partners.

The acquisition of PSS advances STG’s vision to create a new breed of high growth, agile business delivering knowledge superiority and information security to U.S. federal clients. It will combine strong capabilities and proven success in delivery and innovation with a shared commitment to developing and enhancing new solutions with much greater speed and efficiency, aligned to a growing customer demand for rapid innovation, the company said.

“We are excited to announce the next step in our transformation strategy for STG Group. With the acquisition of PSS, we are advancing our technological agility and ingenuity to meet the most complex and demanding national security challenges facing the U.S.,” said STG President Phillip Lacombe. “Preferred Systems Solutions has proven excellence in data analytics, cyber security, high performance computing, acquisition and program management, and software development, with particular strength and depth in the Intelligence Community. The combined company will have stronger core competences, greater scale and depth, the ability to develop new capabilities and focus on a wider range of customers managing larger, more complex Federal programs. With our progressive vision for the business, I believe that we will deliver on the growing demands of those customers. As we work towards close, we look forward to welcoming and integrating PSS and its people in to the STG team.”

“We are extremely pleased to become part of the STG Group as it will significantly increase our ability to provide an expanded set of advanced technology capabilities across the broad spectrum of critical national security programs,” said Scott Goss, CEO of PSS.  “Equally important is the opportunity for our associates to grow personally and professionally in an environment with similar values and culture.  The company’s commitment to outstanding customer support enables world class services in support of our country’s warfighters and the federal civilian workforce working daily to safeguard our country.”

Source: STG Group