Vectrus and Vertex to combine, creating a global leader in 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."
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For more than 70 years, Vectrus has provided critical mission support for our customers' toughest operational challenges. As a high-performing organization with exceptional talent, deep domain knowledge, a history of long-term customer relationships, and groundbreaking technical expertise, we deliver innovative, mission-matched solutions for our military and government customers worldwide. Whether it's base operations support, supply chain and logistics, IT mission support, engineering and digital integration, security, or maintenance, repair, and overhaul, our customers count on us for on-target solutions that increase efficiency, reduce costs, improve readiness, and strengthen national security. Vectrus is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., and includes about 8,100 employees spanning 205 locations in 28 countries. In 2021, Vectrus generated sales of approximately $1.8 billion. For more information, visit the company's website at www.vectrus.com or connect with Vectrus on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
The Vertex Company is headquartered in Madison, Mississippi, and employs approximately 6,000 employees, over 40 percent of whom are Armed Forces veterans, operating in over 125 locations worldwide. Vertex delivers integrated turnkey lifecycle support from concept definition to engineering and manufacturing, through the end of life support of complex systems and platforms, Vertex offerings include all levels of aviation maintenance, worldwide contractor logistics support, systems engineering and integration, specialized onsite mission execution, high consequence training programs for defense and commercial customers, and integrated supply-chain solutions. Over our 50-year history, we have perfected the balance of cost, schedule, and performance to offer high-quality solutions that consistently exceed customer requirements. Information about Vertex can be found at vtxco.com. Vertex is majority-owned by American Industrial Partners Capital Fund VI LP (AIP), a fund managed by an operationally oriented private equity firm with $8 billion of assets under management (for more information on AIP visit americanindustrial.com).