Arlington Capital sells Centauri for about $800m

KBR Inc has acquired Centauri from Arlington Capital Partners for about $800 million.

KBR Inc has acquired Centauri from Arlington Capital Partners for about $800 million. Citizens M&A Advisory was lead M&A advisor to KBR Inc. Centauri provides space, directed energy and other technology to the U.S. Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.


PROVIDENCE, RI – Citizens M&A Advisory served as lead M&A advisor to KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) on its acquisition of Centauri, LLC from Arlington Capital Partners in a transaction valued at approximately $800 million.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government solutions and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.

Centauri is a technology-driven company that provides high-end engineering and development solutions for critical, well-funded, national security missions associated with space, intelligence, cyber and emerging technologies, such as directed energy and missile defense. The acquisition is the largest ever for KBR, significantly expanding its military space and intelligence businesses and building on its already strong cybersecurity and missile defense solutions.

“KBR has undergone a deliberate, strategic transformation to be a provider of innovative, higher-end, digitally-enabled solutions and technologies in attractive, stable domains,” said Stuart Bradie, KBR president and chief executive officer. “The acquisition of Centauri firmly aligns with our strategy of increasing KBR’s highly technical, mission-focused, synergistic capabilities and enduring customer relationships. We are excited to welcome and work closely with the Centauri team as we continually drive growth and value creation for our shareholders and other stakeholders.”

Jack Lowe, managing director at Citizens, added: “KBR’s acquisition of Centauri further strengthens its military industry and intelligence capabilities, creating a leader in civil, military, intelligence and commercial space solutions. Furthermore, the two companies shared a culture focused on people and dedication to the mission that was immediately evident.”

Citizens M&A Advisory specializes in middle-market mergers and acquisitions as well as later-stage financing transactions. Citizens combines sector intelligence with a client-focused approach to realize our clients’ true value. The Citizens team has closed more than 140 transactions in the last five years and has more than 80 M&A professionals specializing in a range of industries across the United States. Citizens M&A Advisory is part of Citizens Capital Markets, Inc., a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group (NYSE: CFG).

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