M&A Deal Summary

KBR Acquires Centauri

On August 19, 2020, KBR acquired information technology company Centauri from Arlington Capital Partners for 827M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is KBR’s 4th transaction in the Information Technology sector.
  • This is KBR’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is KBR’s 8th transaction in the United States.
  • This is KBR’s 1st transaction in Virginia.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2020-08-19
Target Centauri
Sector Information Technology
Buyer(s) KBR
Sellers(s) Arlington Capital Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 827M USD
Advisor(s) Jefferies (Financial)
Holland & Knight (Legal)

Target

Centauri

Chantilly, Virginia, United States
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Centauri is a technology-driven company providing high-end, creative software and engineering solutions to critical national security missions across space, cyber, ISR, missile defense, and intelligence domains.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

KBR

Houston, Texas, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1901
Sector Engineering
Employees30,000
Revenue 6.6B USD (2022)
DESCRIPTION
Jefferson Towers, home of KBR's corporate headquarters in downtown Houston, Texas.
Jefferson Towers, home of KBR's corporate headquarters in downtown Houston, Texas.

KBR, Inc. is an engineering, construction and services company supporting the global hydrocarbons and international government services market segments. KBR offers a portfolio of proprietary technology and consulting services; engineering, construction, procurement and asset maintenance services; and base operational, logistics, life support and asset management services, through its Technology & Consulting, Engineering & Construction and Government Services business segments. KBR was founded in 1901 and is based in Houston, Texas.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 16 of 19
Sector (Information Technology) 4 of 4
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 10 of 12
State (Virginia) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 8 of 9
Year (2020) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 7
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-08-08 RRT Global - Isomerization Technologies

St. Petersburg, Russia

RRT Global - Isomerization Technologies produces a desirable feedstock for alkylation units and offers refiners a higher octane gasoline blendstock that is free from benzene, aromatics, oxygenates and olefins.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-08-13 Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Surrey, United Kingdom

Frazer-Nash Consultancy provides a broad range of professional advisory services across the defense, energy, and critical infrastructure sectors primarily in the U.K. and Australia. With expertise in areas such as systems engineering, data science, cyber, and clean energy. Frazer-Nash Consultancy is based in Surrey, United Kingdom.

Buy $400M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Arlington Capital Partners

Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1999
PE ASSETS 7.0B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Arlington Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on buyouts and recapitalizations in targeted growth industries. Arlington targets US based companies valued between $50 and $500 million with strong potential for organic growth and possible consolidation opportunities. Sectors of interest include business services and outsourcing, aerospace/defense, federal and commercial IT, media, education and training, healthcare services, and manufacturing. Arlington Capital was formed in 1999 and is headquartered in Washington DC.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 31 of 37
Sector (Information Technology) 10 of 11
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 15 of 19
State (Virginia) 8 of 10
Country (United States) 30 of 35
Year (2020) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 10
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-08-03 Qarbon Aerospace

Red Oak, Texas, United States

Qarbon Aerospace is a provider of large, complex structural components and assemblies such as fuselages, wings, flight control surfaces, and engine nacelles. The Company operates nearly two million square feet of factory space across three facilities located in Red Oak, Texas, Milledgeville, Georgia, and Rayong, Thailand. Qarbon Aerospace has vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities from component fabrication through the large-scale assembly as well as proprietary thermoplastics technologies. The Company has longstanding relationships with blue-chip OEM customers and a diversified product portfolio across a variety of successful commercial, defense, and business jet platforms. Qarbon Aerospace is based in Red Oak, Texas.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-12-07 Everest Clinical Research

Markham, Ontario, Canada

Everest Clinical Research is a contract research organization (“CRO”) providing a comprehensive suite of mission-critical clinical research services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries across Phase I-IV trials. Everest Clinical Research was founded in 2004 and is based in Markham, Ontario.

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