LMI has acquired Suntiva, expanding its health and civilian business into the public health market and adding to its defense customer base.
The transaction closed July 26, and LMI plans to have Suntiva fully integrated by Sept. 1. This will increase LMI’s workforce to more than 2,000 consultants.
The acquisition aligns LMI and Suntiva from a customer, capability and culture perspective. LMI has worked with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for over 25 years, and said it was seeking to grow its health care compliance and policy work to the public health side.
LMI President and CEO Doug Wagoner said LMI looks forward to leveraging Suntiva’s footprint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service and the National Institutes of Health. Suntiva’s past performance and current contract vehicles provide LMI with the outreach it was looking for, he said.
“We’re really excited to bring all of the LMI capabilities to these public health customers,” Wagoner said. “That’s really going to be the growth engine post-acquisition.”
The transaction also expands LMI’s defense business, opening doors to the Defense Information Systems Agency, introducing first-time U.S. Army customers and furthering its work with the Defense Department’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.
“This acquisition enhances our ability to serve our nation through an expanded set of capabilities, combining our passionate and talented workforces to further the mission sets of our federal government clients,” said Dr. Hany Malik, president and CEO of Suntiva.
In terms of capabilities, Suntiva provides LMI with new, differentiated capability in workforce planning, business solutions, human capital management and digital transformation tools and analytics — all which help to support LMI’s health care business.
Karen Britton, vice president of marketing and communications and chief digital officer at LMI, said the two companies align around LMI’s core values of leadership, mission, focus and innovation.
“Suntiva is big on their commitment of putting people first and inclusion, and that’s been an area of focus for LMI for a long time. together, we can really continue to grow and build on client solutions and capabilities to really expand our work across the broader federal landscape,” she said.