Private equity investment firm Veritas Capital said today its affiliate has signed an agreement with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to acquire its U.S. public sector business. After the deal closes, the U.S. public sector business will get a new name and will operate as an independent company.
PwC’s U.S. public sector business helps governments on all levels solve complex business problems, improve processes and manage risk. Its clients include the departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, among others.
“We could not be more pleased to acquire the US Public Sector business, which has consistently demonstrated visionary leadership, deep sector understanding, and an unparalleled commitment to helping its clients solve pressing business issues,” said Ramzi Musallam, CEO and managing partner of Veritas Capital. “These unique capabilities have resulted in a highly differentiated platform with industry-leading growth. We look forward to partnering with the management team and assisting with our government sector expertise to continue delivering value to the clients and embark on the next stage of expansion.”
Under Veritas’ ownership, the U.S. public sector business retains its current leadership and talent. PwC expects it will continue to work with the public sector business through acceptable teaming arrangements.
“This transaction — while highly anticipated — highlights the continued attractiveness of the federal vertical to savvy industry investors like Veritas,” said Bob Kipps, managing director at KippsDeSanto & Co. “Their investment in a new platform is a major vote of confidence for an already red-hot market and will likely further the interest in the sector of less-experienced investors trying mimic Veritas’ success.”
The closing is subject to regulatory approvals and other conditions customary for transactions of this type and is expected to take place after these conditions have been met.