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Vectrus and PE-backed Vertex to merge

Vectrus Inc and Vertex have agreed to merge in a deal that puts the latter company at a valuation of $2.1 billion.

Vectrus Inc and Vertex have agreed to merge in a deal that puts the latter company at a valuation of $2.1 billion. The newly combined company will create a global provider of mission-essential solutions. Vertex is majority owned by American Industrial Partners.

PRESS RELEASE

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. and MADISON, Miss., March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Vectrus, Inc. (NYSE: VEC) and The Vertex Company (“Vertex”) today announced that they have entered into an all-stock merger to create a leading global provider of mission-essential solutions.

The combined company will offer significantly expanded technology and service capabilities, delivering a comprehensive suite of integrated solutions and critical service offerings to support national security readiness and modernization initiatives around the world. As U.S. and allied government clients move toward a converged environment, the combined company will be well positioned to meet the mission-essential requirements of its clients while delivering cost savings, increased security and resiliency, and more strategic use of resources.

Together, the combined company would have 2021 pro forma revenue of approximately $3.4 billion and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $283 million, inclusive of $20 million of estimated cost synergies, resulting in an adjusted EBITDA margin of more than 8%. With pro forma backlog of approximately $11.3 billion, the company has high revenue visibility and will benefit from increased scale, balance and diversity. With significant cash flow generation and a strong balance sheet, the combined company will retain flexibility for continued growth.

“The combination of Vectrus and Vertex will create a stronger, more diversified company and one of the leading providers of critical mission solutions and support to defense clients globally,” said Chuck Prow, Chief Executive Officer of Vectrus. “This highly strategic transaction builds on both companies’ accomplishments over the last several years and significantly accelerates our ability to deliver converged solutions while providing enhanced value for our shareholders and other stakeholders.”

Prow continued, “With increased scale and meaningful synergies, the combined company will be more competitive in the national security environment while enhancing the delivery of services to our federal clients. We look forward to combining the strengths of our businesses and teams to build upon both companies’ proud track records of providing critical mission support for our clients’ toughest operational challenges.”

Ed Boyington, President and CEO of Vertex, said, “Vertex and Vectrus share mission-oriented foundations and cultural alignment. By joining forces with Vectrus, we will be better positioned to help the Department of Defense and government agencies achieve their objectives, and in the process, create a stronger organization with greater career development and advancement opportunities for our employees. On behalf of the Vertex team, we remain dedicated to our clients’ missions, and we are very pleased to enter this new phase of growth as a combined company.”