Harris Corp sells government IT services business to Veritas for $690 mln

Veritas Capital has closed its previously announced acquisition of Harris Corp‘s government IT services business. The price of the transaction was $690 million in cash.

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MELBOURNE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has completed the previously announced sale of its government IT services business to Veritas Capital for $690 million in cash. Proceeds from the transaction will be used to support the company’s capital allocation strategy, including pension pre-funding and share repurchases.

The business, which was part of the former Critical Networks segment, provides IT and engineering managed services to U.S. government agencies, including supporting NASA’s Space Communications Network and Deep Space Network programs.

About Veritas Capital
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide, including those operating in the aerospace & defense, healthcare, technology, national security, communications, energy, and education industries. Veritas seeks to create value by strategically transforming the companies in which it invests through organic and inorganic means. For more information on Veritas Capital and its current and past investments, visit www.veritascapital.com.

About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems. Learn more at harris.com.