Alion Science and Technology has agreed to buyÂ MacAulay-Brown for an undisclosed sum to expand work with national security customers and engineering and technology offerings.
Steve Schorer, Alion president and CEO and a 2018 Wash100 winner, said in a statement released Thursday the company made the acquisition in a push to “strengthen our inroads into emerging technologies in electronic warfare, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and cloud.”
MacB has corporate headquarters in Virginia and Ohio with approximately 1,500 employees worldwide focused on providing cyber, cloud engineering, information technology, and research and development services to defense, intelligence and federal agencies.
The deal marks Alion’s first purchase since investment firmÂ Veritas CapitalÂ bought the McLean, Va.-based engineering services contractor in 2015.
Ramzi Musallam, CEO and managing partner at Veritas Capital and a three-time Wash100 awardee, said theÂ deal can help accelerate Alionâs presence in the emerging technology market.
KippsDeSanto & Co. and Blank Rome LLP served as MacBâs financial and legal advisers in the transaction.
Macquarie Capital acted as Alionâs financial adviser, while Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP advised the company on the dealâs legal aspects.