SRA hires investment bank to manage influx of buyers

Company says retention of advisers does not reflect decision to sell

Just days after reports that a takeover attempt had failed, SRA International Inc. has hired an investment bank to help it manage suitors pursing the company.

SRA said Houlihan Lokey will provide advice, following a series of inquiries regarding "the company's willingness to consider offers," according to a company statement today.

SRA Chairman Ernst Volgenau owns the majority of shares with voting power concerning a sale or merger. "The retention of advisors does not reflect a decision that the company is or should be for sale,” he said in the statement.

Earlier this week, a London newspaper reported that Serco Group of Britain had pulled out of early-stage talks about acquiring the company for around $2 billion.

SRA International, of Fairfax, Va., ranks No. 30 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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