Capgemini has entered into an agreement to acquire Leidos Cyber, the commercial cybersecurity arm of Leidos.
This acquisition will reinforce Capgemini capabilities in North America, helping to meet growing customer demand for its portfolio of cybersecurity services and solutions across the region. The completion of the acquisition is subject to anti-trust and Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) approvals.
A commercial enterprise security leader with proven critical infrastructure capabilities, Leidos Cyber has established a successful track record of over 10 years in the commercial cybersecurity business.
It comprises a team of almost 500 elite cybersecurity professionals located principally across North America. Leidos Cyber provides to its enterprise clients a holistic platform that services their entire security architecture demands, including integrated offerings for security combined with managed security services.
Paul Hermelin, Chairman and CEO, Capgemini said, “Its world class security expertise and status as a trusted advisor to many Fortune 500 leaders makes it totally complementary to Capgemini’s global cybersecurity practice. It is the perfect fit to reinforce our cybersecurity practice in North America, to help meet the security requirements of our international client base. I look forward to welcoming them to the Group.”
Robert Meindl, President, Leidos Cyber said, “Not only will we be able to play our part in augmenting the North America cybersecurity practice but we also look forward to adding value to the global security provisions of Capgemini’s clients around the world.”
The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2018.