CACI gives just a glimpse of its two latest acquisitions

CACI International is happy to talk up its identity as a serial acquirer in the government market but it would only share so much about its two latest transactions.

CACI International is happy to talk up its identity as a serial acquirer in the government market and be the buyer of choice for other companies in the market looking to sell.

Two more transactions completed in CACI’s fiscal first quarter are now part of that acquisitive story, although the company can only tell part of the tale at this time.

During CACI’s first quarter earnings call with investors Thursday, CEO John Mengucci said both of the companies CACI acquired are in the mission technology field for sensitive government programs.

Reston, Virginia-headquartered CACI paid a total of $120 million for both businesses.

For one of the companies CACI acquired, Mengucci named it and described at least a snapshot of what it does.

“Bluestone Analytics is focused on open source (intelligence) in the dark web: a domain of increasing importance, not only for law enforcement, but also for every aspect of national security and intelligence gathering,” Mengucci said.

No name was given for the second company that CACI acquired in its first quarter, but here is what Mengucci could say.

“You should think about that acquisition being in the space domain, which is seeing more and more plus ups as we go forward, and how do we protect space and communications and assets,” Mengucci said. “It's about all I can say about that acquisition.”

CACI sees both acquisitions contributing about $30 million in revenue for its current 2022 fiscal year, for which the company’s outlook puts sales in the range of $6.2 billion-to-$6.4 billion.

Prior to this pair of transactions, CACI’s most recent acquisition was of Ascent Vision Technologies announced in August of last year for around $349 million to further expand in the counter-unmanned aircraft area.

The AVT purchase was preceded by the Fall 2019 acquisitions of three mission technology companies for a $109 million combined price.

Also during its just-ended fiscal first quarter, CACI completed its $500 million accelerated stock repurchase initiative to represent the first such buyback in nine years.