Veritas Capital to acquire Harris Corporation’s government IT business

Veritas Capital, based in New York, NY, announced on January 27 the signing of a definitive agreement under which an affiliate of Veritas has agreed to acquire Harris Corporation’s government IT services business for $690 million in cash.

Headquartered in Herndon, VA, the business provides communications, engineering and IT solutions for Intelligence, defense, and federal civilian customers, including supporting NASA’s Space Communications Network and Deep Space Network programs, and operates within Harris’ Critical Networks segment, generating over $1 billion of revenue annually.

“Harris’ government IT services business is a differentiated platform serving a mission critical role to its government customers,” said Ramzi Musallam, chief executive officer and managing partner at Veritas. “We look forward to leveraging our extensive experience in the government services market to support the Company’s management team and highly skilled employees as they target new opportunities in both core and adjacent markets to grow the business.”

The transaction is subject to regulatory review and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017.

Source: Veritas Capital