Bain Capital Private Equity will acquire Guidehouse in a deal valued at $5.3 billion, with the consultancy firm continuing its operations under the current leadership of CEO Scott McIntyre, maintaining the management continuity established since its 2018 acquisition by Veritas Capital.
“On behalf of the entire Guidehouse team, we’re delighted to embark on the next phase of our growth in partnership with Bain Capital who shares our people-first culture, consulting heritage, and commitment to embracing complexity,” McIntyre said. “Together, we see significant opportunities to capitalize on attractive marketplace dynamics to further grow the business with our best-in-class client delivery capabilities.”
Guidehouse is based in McLean, Virginia, and provides capabilities in management, technology, risk consulting, digital services and business process outsourcing. Its expertise spans a range of industries, including defense and security, energy, infrastructure & sustainability, financial services and health.
“Guidehouse has established a clear leadership position in its space using a differentiated model built on collaboration, expertise, and great execution,” said Joe Robbins, a partner at Bain Capital. “We are excited to partner with Scott and his proven management team to continue growing organically and inorganically in an industry with strong, long-term fundamental tailwinds.”
Guidehouse employs over 17,000 experts in over 55 locations around the world. The company helps clients solve complex problems, navigate strict regulations and improve business strength and technological innovation.
“We are proud of our successful partnership with Guidehouse and the Company’s continued track record of growth, serving as a valuable partner to address the critical needs of its clients,” said Ramzi Musallam, CEO and managing partner of Veritas. “Over the past five years, we have worked closely with Scott and his team to strategically position the Company by scaling its footprint, expertise, and capabilities in an effort to bring differentiated solutions to its customers across key end markets in the commercial and public sectors.”
McIntyre expressed enthusiasm about joining forces with Bain Capital. He anticipates its support and operational know-how will be pivotal as Guidehouse focuses on developing a modern consultancy firm dedicated to providing scalable, cutting-edge solutions to help clients thrive in a digital and complex world.
Baird is the financial advisor for Bain Capital, while PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP provides accounting advice and Kirkland & Ellis LLP offers legal counsel. On the other side, Guggenheim Securities LLC, Jefferies LLC and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are the financial advisors for Guidehouse and Veritas, with Milbank LLP and Covington & Burling LLP acting as their legal advisors.