Alion to acquire MacAulay-Brown

By Marjorie Censer / August 2, 2018 at 11:41 AM

Alion Science and Technology said today it has agreed to buy MacAulay-Brown, which specializes in engineering and cybersecurity work for national security agencies.

"The combination will strengthen Alion's robust technology and engineering capabilities, deepen customer relationships, and create greater scale and resources to provide a broad set of solutions for customers," Alion said.

Private-equity firm Veritas Capital owns Alion. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Steve Schorer, Alion's chief executive, last year told Inside Defense he expected acquisitions to be part of his strategy to grow the contractor.

"I would like to see us buy into the market," he said at the time. "I'm trying to be very selective."

He said acquisitions could help the company acquire additional franchise programs.

"We need more franchise positions," Schorer said. "One way to get them is you buy them. You buy into the space, you buy a franchise, you buy the client connection."