KBR to Acquire Australian ICT Services Company Sigma Bravo
HOUSTON - (October 16, 2017) - KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Sigma Bravo Pty Ltd, a leading provider of high-end Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services specializing in mission planning systems and solutions to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Sigma Bravo delivers an array of specialist Aerospace ICT based solutions supporting ADF's critical mission planning and information management systems and programs. Sigma Bravo's end-to-end solutions are backed by an innovative team of former aircrew, engineers, software developers and project managers who have the professional skills and experience needed to optimize solutions.
The acquisition of Sigma Bravo represents KBR'S entry into classified work in Australia and is a continued element of KBR's strategy to expand its global Government Services offerings. Sigma Bravo will become a KBRwyle company reporting within KBR's Government Services segment and will maintain its current structure to ensure business continuity.
"Sigma Bravo is a highly respected company providing valuable services to the ADF," said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO. "This acquisition will provide KBR with important and highly relevant capabilities to augment our current Government Services business in Australia."
"The transaction reinforces KBR's Government Services strategy to grow and enhance our high-end technology and science-driven services that will help to drive longer-term revenue visibility and higher value," Bradie continued. "We are very pleased to welcome them to KBR and to KBRwyle."
About KBR, Inc.
KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program life cycle within the Government Services and Hydrocarbons sectors. KBR employs over 34,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses: Government Services, serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full life-cycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics; Technology & Consulting, including proprietary technology focused on the monetization of hydrocarbons (especially natural gas and natural gas liquids) in ethylene and petrochemicals; ammonia, nitric acid and fertilizers; oil refining; gasification; oil and gas consulting; integrity management; naval architecture and proprietary hulls; and downstream consulting; Engineering & Construction, including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU) and program management.
KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.
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