Alion Science and Technology Corporation (Alion) has announced that it will acquire MacAulay-Brown, Inc (MacB), which supplies engineering and technology solutions and services for U.S. national security missions.
The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Though this is Alion’s first acquisition since it was itself acquired by Veritas Capital, the past year has seen Veritas purchase Peraton and Guidehouse, two other defence tech companies with strong public sector links.
Through this acquisition we strengthen our inroads into emerging technologies in electronic warfare, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and cloud solutions.
– Steve Schorer, President and CEO, Alion
“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.”
As part of the acquisition, MacB’s services and technology will be incorporated into Alion’s own offerings.
“This acquisition brings together two leading industry engineering and technology firms, both with rich histories and highly skilled and capable workforces,” said Steve Schorer, Alion’s president and CEO. “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’ve seen growing investment and M&A activity in cybersecurity over the past years, with non-cybersecurity-specific companies now taking a greater interest – networking and telecom providers such as Cisco and AT&T have recently made notable acquisitions in the past month, as well as major investment firms such as Thoma Bravo.
Given growing concerns about state-sponsored cyberattacks, particularly on critical national infrastructure, it’s not surprising that cybersecurity providers specialising in the public sector and national security are drawing attention.
“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.”