Parsons Company introduced at this time that it has entered right into a definitive settlement to accumulate BlackHorse Options, Inc. in an accretive deal valued at $203 million. Based in 2018, BlackHorse expands Parsons’ buyer base and brings differentiated best-in-class capabilities in cyber, digital operations, synthetic intelligence/machine studying, and full-spectrum operations.

Parsons’ acquisition of BlackHorse expands the corporate’s confirmed options and merchandise that handle next-generation navy, intelligence, and area operations. The transaction is according to Parsons’ technique of finishing accretive acquisitions of corporations with income development and adjusted EBITDA margins exceeding 10%, respectively, whereas including essential mental property that strengthens the corporate’s present portfolio. BlackHorse can be built-in into Parsons’ federal options enterprise phase, including almost 2 hundred staff, the predominance of which maintain high-level safety clearances.


Headquartered in Herndon, Va., BlackHorse’s know-how is shaping the way forward for info dominance and converged navy operations by unifying cyber, electromagnetic warfare, and knowledge operations for Division of Protection and Intelligence Group clients. The corporate additionally offers autonomous and distributed detection, identification, exploitation, and the defeat of at this time’s most complicated communications.

“We’re thrilled to hitch the Parsons household,” stated Mike Kushin, BlackHorse president and chief govt officer. “We share a typical ardour for supporting our nation’s most urgent safety challenges, and becoming a member of forces continues that custom whereas accelerating our development and increasing our buyer base. I’m excited for what the long run holds.”

“Including BlackHorse will increase our scale within the areas of cyber, digital warfare, and knowledge dominance, enhancing Parsons’ place to pursue and win upcoming massive joint all-domain contract alternatives, which is a key element of our nationwide protection technique,” stated Chuck Harrington, Parsons’ chairman and chief govt officer. “We’ve got partnered intently with BlackHorse up to now, so we all know our cultures are properly aligned and are excited to welcome their proficient staff of staff to the Parsons’ household and leverage their distinctive status available in the market.”

The transaction is valued at $203 million, or roughly 11.5x BlackHorse’s estimated 2022 adjusted EBITDA. For 2022, BlackHorse is predicted to generate income of roughly $100 million. The corporate expects the transaction to be accretive to Parsons’ fiscal yr 2021 and 2022 income development price, adjusted EBITDA margin, and adjusted diluted earnings per share. The transaction is predicted to shut in July 2021, topic to customary closing situations. Parsons was suggested by Baird and Latham & Watkins LLP. BlackHorse was suggested by Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Cooley LLP.