FALLS CHURCH, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 31, 2015–CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine its government services unit, Computer Sciences Government Services (CSGov), with SRA upon the spin-off of that unit, plans for which were announced in May.
SRA is owned by a shareholder group led by Providence Equity Partners and SRA’s founder, Dr. Ernst Volgenau, as well as members of its management team. The transaction with SRA is targeted to close before the end of November 2015, upon the separation of CSC’s government services unit. That separation is intended to qualify as a tax-free transaction to CSC shareholders.
The combined company, to be named prior to closing, will become the largest pure-play IT services provider serving the U.S. government sector, with combined FY15 revenues of approximately $5.5 billion, nearly 19,000 employees and among the industry’s leading profit margins.
“The combination of CSGov and SRA is an important strategic move to best position the combined company as the government IT services industry consolidates,” said Mike Lawrie, CSC’s president and CEO. “We believe CSGov’s next-gen software platforms and solutions — together with SRA’s go-to-market capabilities and customer intimacy — will deliver significant benefits to U.S. government clients, open new opportunities for employees of both firms and create substantial value for shareholders.”
The combination of CSGov and SRA will bring together highly complementary IT capabilities, with approximately three-quarters of revenues generated from cybersecurity, software development, cloud and IT infrastructure. Additional revenues will be derived from domain-specific professional services, including intelligence analysis, bioinformatics and health sciences, energy and environmental consulting, and enterprise planning and resource management.
“We are delighted to enter into a business combination that is strategically compelling, and one that strengthens the next generation IT capabilities the combined organization can offer to its customers,” said Chris Ragona, managing director of Providence Equity Partners, SRA’s controlling shareholder. “The two businesses are a natural fit and we are excited by the value creation opportunities that can be realized through this combination.”
SRA is a leading provider of sophisticated information technology and professional services to the U.S. federal government. Our services help our government customers address complex IT needs in order to achieve their missions. We are inspired by our customers’ missions and strive to provide the best people, working together to generate the best ideas, to deliver the best possible performance – all driven by our enduring values of Honesty and Service(R). SRA was founded in 1978. We are headquartered in Fairfax, VA and employ approximately 5,600 professionals. Go to: www.sra.com.
CSC is a global leader of next generation information technology (IT) services and solutions. The Company’s mission is to enable superior returns on our clients’ technology investments through best-in-class industry solutions, domain expertise and global scale. CSC has approximately 70,000 employees and reported revenue of $11.7 billion for the 12 months ended July 3, 2015. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.