Maximus to Buy General Dynamics’ Citizen Engagement Centers in $400M Cash Deal; Bruce Caswell Quoted

Bruce Caswell

Maximus (NYSE: MMS) has agreed to buy federal citizen engagement centers of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) information technology business for $400M in cash in a move to expand its capabilities in citizen services delivery.

The company “is strengthening its position with some of the largest mission-critical federal civilian programs,” Bruce Caswell, Maximus president and CEO, said in a statement published Tuesday.

“This deal aligns with our Maximus digital modernization strategy and we remain keenly focused on improving the citizen experience for critical government programs while driving long-term innovation to meet evolving program demands,” he added.

Maximus expects the deal to conclude in mid-November and be accretive to its diluted earnings per share in fiscal 2019 by $0.10 to $0.15.

GDIT’s citizen engagement centers included in the asset purchase transaction posted approximately $670M in revenue for the full year ended June 2018 and are expected to record $575M to $600M in fiscal 2019 revenue.

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