Steve Schorer: Alion Science Makes Emerging Tech Push Through MacB Purchase

Steve Schorer

Alion Science and Technology has agreed to buy 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 firm Veritas Capital 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 the deal can help accelerate Alion’s presence in the emerging technology market.

KippsDeSanto & Co. and Blank Rome LLP served as MacB’s financial and legal advisers in the transaction.

Macquarie Capital acted as Alion’s financial adviser, while Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP advised the company on the deal’s legal aspects.

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