We rank the best deals out of 103 that closed in 2012 and call out the ones that had the biggest impact on the government market. Some created new players, while others took established players into new areas, but all are transformative.
Our dedicated group of mergers and acquisition experts combed through the 103 deals in our annual round up and picked the best deals in a variety of categories.
This year we have thirteen categories and some are noteworthy for the size but size isn’t the deciding factors. These transactions in many cases were transformative and either created new players or took established companies and strengthened their position in the market.
We picked deals in the following 13 categories:
Best Single Deal
Buyer: Veritas Capital
Seller/Target: Thomson Reuters’ health care analytics business
Buyer: KEYW Corp.
Sellers/Targets: Dilijent Solutions, Rsignia, Sensage, and Poole and Associates
Best Large-Business Deal
Buyer: CACI International Inc.
Sellers/Targets: IDL Solutions, Emergint Technologies Inc. and Delta Solutions
Best Midsize-Business Deal
Buyer: American Systems Corp.
Seller/Target: Science Applications International Corp.’s test and evaluation business
Best Small-Business Deal
Buyer: DCS Corp.
Seller/Target: Infoscitex Corp.
Best Defense Deal
Buyer: Lake Capital
Seller/Target: Whitney, Bradley and Brown
Best Intelligence Deal
Buyer: KEYW Corp.
Seller/Target: Poole and Associates
Best Civilian Deal
Seller/Target: 2020 Co.
Best Private Equity Deal
Buyer: Novetta Solutions
Sellers/Targets: International Biometric Group, White Cliffs Consulting and FGM Inc.
Three-way tie: MorganFranklin, Arinc and NEK Advanced Securities Group
Buyers: SRA International acquired part of MorganFranklin, Booz Allen Hamilton acquired part of Arinc, and Cubic Corp. bought part of NEK Advanced Securities Group
Best IT Deal
Seller/Target: Guident Technologies
Best Cybersecurity Deal
Buyer: Raytheon Co.
Seller/Target: SafeNet’s government solutions business
Best Health Care Deal
Buyer: Science Applications International Corp.