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WBB, an H.I.G. Capital Portfolio Company, Completes Acquisition of Decisive Analytics Corporation
MIAMI – January 15, 2020 – H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity investment firm with over $35 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc. (“WBB”), has acquired Decisive Analytics Corporation (“DAC”).
Headquartered in Arlington, VA, DAC is a provider of advanced engineering and analytical support to the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community. DAC has supported the federal government for more than 20 years on mission critical programs and has developed deep domain expertise within critical capabilities including systems engineering, lifecycle logistics, cybersecurity, data analytics and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions to complex problems.
“We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Decisive Analytics,” said Robert Olsen, WBB’s CEO. “DAC is a leading provider of mission critical services with a sterling reputation that has been cultivated through 20 years of prior performance serving the United States government. This acquisition builds on WBB’s organic growth and allows domain expertise within critical capabilities including program management, systems engineering, vehicle integration and prototyping, cybersecurity, data analytics and development. The integration of DAC begins the next phase of WBB’s life cycle and continues our journey for the delivery of high-quality products and services to our customers and opportunities for our now 1,000 employees.”
DAC CEO John Donnellon commented, “We share Robert’s enthusiasm for the transaction. As an employee-owned business, it was important to partner with a business with similar corporate values and missions. WBB presented a unique opportunity for our employee shareholders to grow within the combined platform while continuing to serve our clients. We look forward to the opportunities ahead.”
Jeff Zanarini, Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital, added, “We are pleased to support this strategic combination. WBB and DAC have independently developed complementary suites of solutions that will present exciting future growth opportunities for the combined business. This transaction furthers WBB’s mission to deliver a greater suite of mission-critical solutions to the federal government and, in conjunction with the recently completed acquisition of BRTRC Federal Solutions, highlights the strength of the WBB platform.”
Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc. is a leading provider of program management and consulting services to the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies. WBB’s highly specialized and experienced workforce provides services across the full lifecycle from program development to ongoing support and mission performance. WBB, founded in 1981, employs 1,000 FTEs including subject matter experts (“SMEs”) with an average tenure in excess of 20 years. The Company has a proven 35+ year history on programs of record that are vital to national security interests. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, WBB is an ISO 9001-registered company with employees operating at strategically-located facilities across the country. For more information, visit https://wbbinc.com/.
Decisive Analytics Corporation, founded in 1996, is a leading provider of technology-enabled solutions that support key programs for the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community. For more information, visit http://www.dac.us/.
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with over $35 billion of equity capital under management.* Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies, utilizing a flexible and operationally focused/ value-added approach:
- H.I.G.’s equity funds invest in management buyouts, recapitalizations and corporate carve-outs of both profitable as well as underperforming manufacturing and service businesses.
- H.I.G.’s debt funds invest in senior, unitranche and junior debt financing to companies across the size spectrum, both on a primary (direct origination) basis, as well as in the secondary markets. H.I.G. is also a leading CLO manager, through its WhiteHorse family of vehicles, and manages a publicly traded BDC, WhiteHorse Finance.
- H.I.G.’s real estate funds invest in value-added properties, which can benefit from improved asset management practices.
Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 300 companies worldwide. The firm's current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of $30 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.
* Based on total capital commitments managed by H.I.G. Capital and affiliates.