Professional services firm Jacobs has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BlackLynx, a provider of high-performance software, to complement Jacobs’ portfolio of cyber, intelligence and digital solutions.
As edge computing proliferates across every domain, quickly gaining actionable insights from the vast volumes of data becomes key, said Jacobs Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou.
“BlackLynx’s embedded analytics platform provides real-time AI and ML image and data classification in the cloud and at the edge,” he said. “The combination of Jacobs’ deep domain knowledge and BlackLynx’s next-generation technology will unlock new opportunities to create a more connected and sustainable world.”
At closing, BlackLynx will expand Jacobs’ position to 14 of 18 U.S. intelligence community agencies and will be aligned with Jacobs’ Cyber & Intelligence business unit under the leadership of Senior Vice President Caesar Nieves.
“With our shared values and strong cultures of performance excellence and innovation, our combination creates new opportunities for our people, our clients, our industries and the communities where we live and work,” said BlackLynx CEO Doug Wolfe.
The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.