SAIC buying Engility in $2.5 billion all-stock deal

Reston-based Science Applications International Corp. has agreed to buy Chantilly-based Engility Holdings in an all-stock deal valued at $2.5 billion, creating what the two call the “second largest independent technology integrator in government services.”

The combination of the two publicly traded companies, SAIC (NYSE: SAIC) announced, will speed up SAIC’s growth into key markets, “enhance its competitive position and provide significant financial benefits,” per a release. It will create a company with 23,000 employees and expanded capabilities in systems engineering, mission and IT.

The deal comes just a few months after news broke that Engility was reportedly being offered for sale, with interest coming from the likes of SAIC and Arlington-based CACI International (NYSE: CACI). Engility declined comment at the time, calling the reports “rumors and speculation.”

“The highly complementary portfolios, combined with our similar cultures, operating models, and histories, make…

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