KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to send you the attached press release announcing the acquisition of our client, CenTauri Solutions, LLC (“CenTauri”), by Computer Sciences Corporation (“CSC”). CSC acquired CenTauri to deepen its intelligence analysis, information system integration, and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”) platform integration capabilities, and assume a prime position on the $6.6 billion Defense Intelligence Agency’s (“DIA”) Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (“SITE”) contract vehicle. The transaction closed on December 17, 2010.
Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with significant operations in Tampa, Florida and Charlottesville, Virginia, CenTauri provides C4ISR solutions to key components of the Intelligence, National Security, and Homeland Security communities primarily in the areas of intelligence analysis, information systems, and technology. In addition, the Company possesses world-class technical design, engineering, and integration of select ISR systems supporting military and paramilitary missions, including a wide range of sensor systems. CenTauri is the developer and systems integrator for emerging unmanned aerial systems (“UAS”) for improvised explosive device (“IED”) detection, force protection, and other ISR missions.
We believe this transaction represents a number of key trends in government and defense technology M&A:
- Companies poised to capitalize on attractive C4ISR and Intelligence Community market opportunities remain at the forefront of industry acquisition criteria;
- Buyers and investors are becoming more sophisticated when evaluating Small Business contracts; however, prime positions on large, long-term contract vehicles awarded on a F&O basis (or transitionable) drive value;
- High-growth potential is a key discriminator for buyers given the current budget environment, and;
- Next-generation technologies, such as UAS and related ISR platforms, are highly sought after in the context of today’s threat environment and tactical Warfighter needs.
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CSC Acquires CenTauri Solutions
Acquisition Strengthens CSC’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems Capabilities and Enhances Opportunities in Intelligence Community IT Services
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 20 — CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that it has acquired CenTauri Solutions, LLC. The company, based in Alexandria, Va., provides information technology (IT) systems and services, systems engineering and intelligence analysis, as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions that serve the national security and intelligence communities. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
The acquisition will enable CSC to deliver IT services and solutions as a prime contractor through the Defense Intelligence Agency’s $6.6 billion Solutions for Information Technology Enterprises indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. CenTauri Solutions also strengthens CSC’s systems integration capabilities in sensor integration, intelligence processing and in-theater analysis and exploitation.
“With the addition of CenTauri Solutions, CSC strengthens our capabilities in providing IT services and systems integration solutions that deliver value to the Defense Intelligence Agency and C4ISR customers,” said James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector line of business. “We are excited to help bring to market CenTauri Solution’s innovative products in the areas of ISR, video surveillance and other disciplines.”
CenTauri Solutions’ 84 employees will be a part of CSC’s Intelligence business area, which provides IT services and solutions, systems integration and operations support to the Intelligence Community.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2010). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 94,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.1 billion for the 12 months ended October 1, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.
All statements in this press release and in all future press releases that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements represent the company’s intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the company’s control. These factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For a written description of these factors, see the section titled “Risk Factors” in CSC’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 3, 2009 and any updating information in subsequent SEC filings. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update these forward-looking statements whether as a result of subsequent event or otherwise, except as required by law.