Alion Science and Technology Corporation (Alion) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB). The transaction will strengthen Alion’s robust technology and engineering capabilities, deepen customer relationships, and create greater scale and resources to provide a broad set of solutions for customers.
“This acquisition brings together two leading industry engineering and technology firms, both with rich histories and highly skilled and capable workforces,” said Steve Schorer, president and CEO of Alion. “MacB’s offerings are truly differentiated in the government contractor market, and through this acquisition we strengthen our inroads into emerging technologies in electronic warfare, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and cloud solutions. We look forward to working with Sid Fuchs and his experienced management team as we continue to build an even stronger Alion. Our customers will benefit from expanded technology, expertise, solutions and the dedicated talents our employees bring to achieving mission success.”
“This acquisition creates a uniquely competitive and innovative company focused on NextGen engineering and product solutions for national security missions,” said Sid Fuchs, president and CEO of MacB. “We are proud and excited to be part of the Alion and Veritas Capital family and look forward to working with them to take this enterprise to the next level.”
“Alion’s transformational acquisition of MacB will accelerate the company’s presence in high-priority emerging technologies,” said Ramzi Musallam, CEO and managing partner of Veritas Capital. “This combination creates a differentiated platform that will strengthen MacB and Alion’s ability to provide mission critical services and solutions in support of the customer’s mission.”
KippsDeSanto & Co. served as exclusive financial advisor and Blank Rome LLP served as legal advisor to MacB. Macquarie Capital served as financial advisor and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP served as legal advisor to Alion for the transaction.
“Alion will be an amazing home for MacB. In today’s very active M&A market, a growing, highly technical and distinguished firm like MacB obviously had numerous highly interested suitors. I applaud Veritas and Alion for having the insight to see the powerhouse created by putting these two great firms together at this time,” said Bob Kipps, managing director of KippsDeSanto & Co. “Sid Fuchs and his management team did an exceptional job over the past few years–during a turbulent govcon environment–transforming MacB into the DoD/Intel engineering growth platform it is today.”