WBB makes second deal with private equity backing

Whitney, Bradley & Brown has made its second acquisition as a private equity-backed contractor looking to climb up the middle market's food chain.

Whitney, Bradley & Brown has acquired Decisive Analytics Corp. in a deal to add greater engineering and other analytical support service offerings for defense agencies.

Terms of the transaction announced Wednesday were undisclosed. DAC represents the second acquisition Reston, Virginia-based WBB has made since the latter was acquired by private equity firm H.I.G. Capital in 2017.

WBB’s first deal with the backing of H.I.G. was for BRTRC Federal Solutions in October of last year. Both that transaction and the new one for DAC show how WBB is a platform for making more acquisitions to create a larger player in the government market.

Arlington, Virginia-headquartered DAC works with defense and intelligence agencies on programs involving systems engineering, lifecycle logistics, cybersecurity, data analytics and machine learning.

DAC was founded in 1996 and holds prime seats on a pair of large contract vehicles to support the Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command, one with a ceiling of $1.06 billion and the other potentially worth $504 million over up to nine years each.